Robust Frequency Domain Acoustic Echo Cancellation Filter Employing Normalized Residual Echo Enhancement

Suehiro SHIMAUCHI  Yoichi HANEDA  Akitoshi KATAOKA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E91-A   No.6   pp.1347-1356
Publication Date: 2008/06/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1093/ietfec/e91-a.6.1347
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Acoustic Scene Analysis and Reproduction)
adaptive filter,  acoustic echo canceller,  robust control,  

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We propose a new robust frequency domain acoustic echo cancellation filter that employs a normalized residual echo enhancement. By interpreting the conventional robust step-size control approaches as a statistical-model-based residual echo enhancement problem, the optimal step-size introduced in the most of conventional approaches is regarded as optimal only on the assumption that both the residual echo and the outlier in the error output signal are described by Gaussian distributions. However, the Gaussian-Gaussian mixture assumption does not always hold well, especially when both the residual echo and the outlier are speech signals (known as a double-talk situation). The proposed filtering scheme is based on the Gaussian-Laplacian mixture assumption for the signals normalized by the reference input signal amplitude. By comparing the performances of the proposed and conventional approaches through the simulations, we show that the Gaussian-Laplacian mixture assumption for the normalized signals can provide a better control scheme for the acoustic echo cancellation.