An alternate approach to adaptive beamforming using SRP-PHAT

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An alternate approach to adaptive beamforming using SRP-PHAT
An important application for microphone arrays is to extract highquality output from a single wideband source in multi-source and adverse environments. Methods based on blind-source separation and beamforming have been proposed in the literature. In this paper, we propose a new algorithm for isolating sources which may be considered an alternate approach to adaptive beamforming. The proposed method assigns every time-frequency point to one of the sources in the environment or as background noise using an SRP-PHAT-based discriminator. It then creates the desired source’s output by spectrally subtracting the inappropriate time-frequency points. After giving the details of the procedure, we show results from real data from our large-aperture microphone array. Though, clearly a relatively small subset, listening results to date for two or three talkers have yielded high-quality isolations. For two talkers, in particular, results are presented which indicate that the method correctly ide...
Avram Levi, Harvey F. Silverman
Added 06 Dec 2010
Updated 06 Dec 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Authors Avram Levi, Harvey F. Silverman
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