DOA Estimation of Audio Sources in Reverberant Environments

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Abstract

Reverberation is well-known to have a detrimental impact on many
localization methods for audio sources. We address this problem by
imposing a model for the early reflections as well as a model for the
audio source itself. Using these models, we propose two iterative
localization methods that estimate the direction-of-arrival (DOA) of
both the direct path of the audio source and the early reflections. In
these methods, the contribution of the early reflections is essentially
subtracted from the signal observations before localization of the direct
path component, which may reduce the estimation bias. Our
simulation results show that we can estimate the DOA of the desired
signal more accurately with this procedure compared to state-of-theart
estimator in both synthetic and real data experiments with reverberation.
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Reverberation is well-known to have a detrimental impact on many
localization methods for audio sources. We address this problem by
imposing a model for the early reflections as well as a model for the
audio source itself. Using these models, we propose two iterative
localization methods that estimate the direction-of-arrival (DOA) of
both the direct path of the audio source and the early reflections. In
these methods, the contribution of the early reflections is essentially
subtracted from the signal observations before localization of the direct
path component, which may reduce the estimation bias. Our
simulation results show that we can estimate the DOA of the desired
signal more accurately with this procedure compared to state-of-theart
estimator in both synthetic and real data experiments with reverberation.
Original languageEnglish
JournalI E E E International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing. Proceedings
Number of pages5
ISSN1520-6149
DOI
StatePublished - Mar 2016
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventThe 41st IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Shanghai, China
Duration: 20 Mar 201625 Mar 2016
http://www.icassp2016.org/

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ConferenceThe 41st IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period20/03/201625/03/2016
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    Research areas

  • audio localization, DOA estimation, reverberation, nonlinear least squares, maximum likelihood

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