Spherical Microphone Array Processing for Acoustic Parameter Estimation and Signal Enhancement (2016)
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In many distant speech acquisition scenarios, such as hands-free telephony or teleconferencing, the desired speech signal is corrupted by noise and reverberation. This degrades both the speech quality and intelligibility, making communication difficult or even impossible. Speech enhancement techniques seek to mitigate these effects and extract the desired speech signal. This objective is commonly achieved through the use of microphone arrays, which take advantage of the spatial properties of the sound field in order to reduce noise and reverberation. Spherical microphone arrays, where the microphones are arranged in a spherical configuration, usually mounted on a rigid baffle, are able to analyze the sound field in three dimensions; the captured sound field can then be efficiently ... toggle 13 keywordsspeech – acoustic – acoustical – signal – processing – spherical – sphere – microphone – microphones – array – arrays – dereverberation – noise reduction
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