Acoustic echo and noise control: a practical approach

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Wiley-Interscience, May 27, 2004 - Architecture - 444 pages
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Essential theory and proven techniques for acoustic echo and noise suppression

Today's voice communication systems, with their increasing demand for user comfort, necessitate a growing focus on acoustic noise suppression and echo reduction. Drawing on the results of a twenty-year career with the Signal Theory Group at Darmstadt University of Technology, Darmstadt, Germany, Acoustic Echo and Noise Control: A Practical Approach addresses proven methods for suppressing acoustic echoes and noise in various sound systems, from hands-free telephones to video conferencing systems, hearing aids, and speech recognition systems.

With emphasis on single-channel systems, the authors, both recognized experts in the field, deliver a combination of theoretical research and practical solutions to acoustical problems across a broad range of industries. In addition to presenting a detailed description of practical methods for controlling acoustic echoes and noise, they also develop a theory for optimal control parameters and present practical estimation and approximation methods.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Basic algorithms for filtering, linear prediction, and adaptation of filter coefficients
  • Application of these algorithms to acoustic echo cancellation and residual echo and noise suppression
  • Estimation of nonmeasurable quantities necessary to control algorithms
  • Devising control structures based on these quantities

Requiring only a basic knowledge of linear systems theory and digital signal processing, this text offers an ideal resource for students, researchers, and systems engineers seeking to familiarize themselves with the latest developments and practical applications in this fascinating field.

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EBERHARD HÄNSLER, Dr.-Ing., is Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Darmstadt University of Technology, Darmstadt, Germany.

GERHARD SCHMIDT, Dr.-Ing., is a Research Engineer at Temic Speech Dialog Systems in Ulm, Germany.

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