9th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Brisbane, Australia
September 22-26, 2008

A Frequency Domain Approach for Speech Enhancement with Directionality Using Compact Microphone Array

Heng Zhang, Qiang Fu, Yonghong Yan

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

In this paper, a novel two-element-microphone-array-based speech enhancement algorithm is proposed. This algorithm is designed to achieve better overall performance with relatively small array size. A frequency domain adaptive null-forming is used, in which adaptive noise cancelation is implemented in auditory subbands. And an OM-LSA based postfiltering stage further purifies the output. The algorithm also features interaction between the array processing and the postfilter to make the filter adaptation more robust. This approach achieves considerable improvement on signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and subjective quality of the desired speech. Experiments confirm the effectiveness of the proposed system.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Zhang, Heng / Fu, Qiang / Yan, Yonghong (2008): "A frequency domain approach for speech enhancement with directionality using compact microphone array", In INTERSPEECH-2008, 447-450.