Robust extended multidelay filter and double-talk detector for acoustic echo cancellation

Journal article
(Original article)


Publication Details

Author(s): Buchner H, Benesty J, Gaensler T, Kellermann W
Journal: IEEE Transactions on Audio Speech and Language Processing
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Publication year: 2006
Volume: 14
Journal issue: 5
Pages range: 1633-1644
ISSN: 1558-7916
Language: English


Abstract


We propose an integrated acoustic echo cancellation solution based on a novel class of efficient and robust adaptive algorithms in the frequency domain, the extended multidelay filter (EMDF). The approach is tailored to very long adaptive filters and highly auto-correlated input signals as they arise in wideband full-duplex audio applications. The EMDF algorithm allows an attractive tradeoff between the well-known multidelay filter and the recursive least-squares algorithm. It exhibits fast convergence, superior tracking capabilities of the signal statistics, and very low delay. The low computational complexity of the conventional frequency-domain adaptive algorithms can be maintained thanks to efficient fast realizations. We also show how this approach can be combined efficiently with a suitable double-talk detector (DTD). We consider a corresponding extension of a recently proposed DTD based on a normalized cross-correlation vector whose performance was shown to be superior compared to other DTDs based on the cross-correlation coefficient. Since the resulting DTD also has an EMDF structure it is easy to implement, and the fast realization also carries over to the DTD scheme. Moreover, as the robustness issue during double talk is particularly crucial for fast-converging algorithms, we apply the concept of robust statistics into our extended frequency-domain approach. Due to the robust generalization of the cost function leading to a so-called M-estimator, the algorithms become inherently less sensitive to outliers, i.e., short bursts that may be caused by inevitable detection failures of a DTD. The proposed structure is also well suited for an efficient generalization to the multichannel case. © 2006 IEEE.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Kellermann, Walter Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Professur für Nachrichtentechnik


External institutions
Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) de l'Université du Québec


How to cite

APA:
Buchner, H., Benesty, J., Gaensler, T., & Kellermann, W. (2006). Robust extended multidelay filter and double-talk detector for acoustic echo cancellation. IEEE Transactions on Audio Speech and Language Processing, 14(5), 1633-1644. https://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSA.2005.858559

MLA:
Buchner, Herbert, et al. "Robust extended multidelay filter and double-talk detector for acoustic echo cancellation." IEEE Transactions on Audio Speech and Language Processing 14.5 (2006): 1633-1644.

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