Stereophonic Acoustic Echo Canceler Based on Two-Filter Scheme

Noriaki MURAKOSHI  Akinori NISHIHARA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E90-A   No.8   pp.1570-1578
Publication Date: 2007/08/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1093/ietfec/e90-a.8.1570
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Papers Selected from the 21st Symposium on Signal Processing)
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Keyword: 
stereophonic acoustic echo canceler,  adaptive filter,  NLMS,  non-uniqueness problem,  

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Summary: 
This paper presents a novel stereophonic acoustic echo canceling scheme without preprocessing. To accurately estimate echo path keeping the high level of performance in echo erasing, this scheme uses two filters, of which one filter is utilized as a guideline which does not erases echo but helps updating of the other filter, which actually erases echo. In addition, we propose a new filter dividing technique to apply to the filter divide scheme, and utilize this as the guideline. Numerical examples demonstrate that the proposed scheme improves the convergence behavior compared to conventional methods both in system mismatch (i.e., normalized coefficients error) and Echo Return Loss Enhancement (ERLE).