On the Performance of LPTV Coherence Reduction Methods in the Sub-band Domain for Stereophonic Acoustic Echo Cancellation

Konferenz: Speech Communication - 12. ITG-Fachtagung Sprachkommunikation
05.10.2016 - 07.10.2016 in Paderborn, Deutschland

Tagungsband: ITG-Fb. 267: Speech Communication

Seiten: 5Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Valero, Maria Luis; Habets, Emanuel A. P. (International Audio Laboratories Erlangen, Am Wolfsmantel 33, 91058 Erlangen, Germany)

Reducing the coherence of loudspeaker signals prior to reproduction solves the non-uniqueness problem of stereophonic acoustic echo cancellation. However, there is a trade-off between the effectiveness of coherence reduction methods and the subjective audio quality of the pre-processed signals. Sub-band-domain coherence reduction methods present the advantage that this tradeoff can be controlled for each sub-band. Among these, the linear periodically time-varying (LPTV) phase modulation method provides a good trade-off, while the frequency shift method, which is also LPTV, achieves the maximum coherence reduction. Here, the performance of these sub-band-domain LPTV methods is evaluated and compared, to provide further insight into their suitability as pre-processors for stereophonic acoustic echo cancellation.