Publisher : The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers
DOI : 10.22634/KSME-A.1918.104.22.1688
Title & Authors
development of an ear-muff with active noise control for selective noise attenuation Kim, Dong-Gyun; Kim, Ok-Hyeon;
Acoustic noise has become an increasingly important issue, especially in the industrial environment. Nowadays home and office are not exceptional, mainly due to the increase in the usage of machinery. Active Noise Control(ANC) becomes efficiently an available tool for the noise suppression with rapid advances of solid state electronics. In this study an ANC system is developed for audio headphone to work as a noise protector, so called an ear-muff. The system is developed to kill a certain frequency band noises selectively which is purposed to suppress only the dominant ambient noise such that normal numan conversation is not disturbed with wearing the ear-muff. For the purpose, an ANC design strategy is suggested and implemented with an analogue control circuit. The performance is evaluated by frequency response test, which shows well consistence with theoretical one. The results are so satisfactory that noise of 640 Hz, which is aimed to suppress, is reduced by 20db without significant distortion in other frequency band.
Active Noise Control;Headphone;Ear-muff;Selective Noise Attenuation;