A robust time difference of arrival estimator in reverberant environments

Jae Mo Yang, Chang Heon Lee, Seungil Kim, Hong Goo Kang

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Abstract

This paper proposes a robust generalized cross correlation (GCC)-based time difference of arrival (TDOA) estimator in reverberant and noisy environments. Under the assumption that the phase of cross channel power spectrum should be linear in a normal single source environment, the effect of reverberation to cross power spectrum is directly reduced by a recursive estimation method. An adaptive smoothing process is also designed to make the system more robust. Simulation results with a two-channel microphone system verify that the proposed algorithm significantly improves the accuracy of TDOA by enhancing phase linearity in various reverberant environments. Also, the reliability of proposed system is confirmed by the experiments performed in additional background noise conditions. Finally, we confirm the superiority of the proposed algorithm from the results of real room experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)864-868
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Signal Processing Conference
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event17th European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO 2009 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 2009 Aug 242009 Aug 28

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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