Reflection Coefficient Estimation by Pseudospectrum Matching

Conference: IWAENC 2012 - International Workshop on Acoustic Signal Enhancement
09/04/2012 - 09/06/2012 at Aachen, Germany

Proceedings: IWAENC 2012

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Markovic, D.; Antonacci, F.; Sarti, A. (Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32, 20133 Milano, Italy)
Hofmann, C.; Kowalczyk, K.; Kellermann, W. (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Multimedia Communications and Signal Processing, Cauerstr. 7, 91058 Erlangen, Germany)

This paper presents a novel model-based method for in-situ estimation of sound reflection coefficients in acoustic enclosures. The method uses a modeling engine for simulation of acoustic propagation and generation of the spatial pseudospectrumusing a beamforming technique. The simulated pseudospectrum is matched with the measured pseudospectrum acquired by a real beamforming microphone array in order to estimate reflection coefficients of the walls of the acoustic enclosure. Experimental results confirm that the proposed method allows for an accurate estimation of the reflection coefficients, especially for reflective walls, typical of everyday environments. Index Terms — Reflection coefficient estimation, beamforming, microphone array