Acoustic beamforming in front of a reflective plane

Nikolaos Stefanakis, Symeon Delikaris-Manias, Athanasios Mouchtaris

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In this paper, we consider the problem of beamforming with a planar microphone array placed in front of a wall of the room, so that the microphone array plane is perpendicular to that of the wall. While this situation is very likely to occur in a real life problem, the reflections introduced by the adjacent wall can be the cause of a serious mismatch between the actual acoustic paths and the traditionally employed free-field propagation model. We present an adaptation from the free-field to the so-called reflection-aware propagation model, that exploits an in-situ estimation of the complex and frequency-dependent wall reflectivity. Results presented in a real environment demonstrate that the proposed approach may bring significant improvements to the beamforming process compared to the free-field propagation model, as well as compared to other reflection-aware models that have been recently proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 26th European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO 2018
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-9-0827-9701-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-3736-4
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEuropean Signal Processing Conference - Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 Sep 20187 Sep 2018
Conference number: 26

Publication series

NameEuropean Signal Processing Conference
ISSN (Print)2219-5491
ISSN (Electronic)2076-1465


ConferenceEuropean Signal Processing Conference
Abbreviated titleEUSIPCO

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