On-line noise coherence estimation algorithm for binaural speech enhancement system

양이형 음성 음질개선 시스템을 위한 온라인 잡음 상관도 추정 알고리즘

Ji, Youna;Baek, Yong-hyun;Park, Young-cheol

  • Received : 2016.03.03
  • Accepted : 2016.04.19
  • Published : 2016.05.31


In this paper, an on-line noise coherence estimation algorithm for binaural speech enhancement system is proposed. A number of noise Power Spectral Density (PSD) estimation algorithms based on the noise coherence between two microphones have been proposed to improve the speech enhancement performance. In the conventional algorithms, the noise coherence was characterized using a real-valued analytic model. However, unlike the analytic model, the noise coherence between the two microphones is time-varying in real environments. Thus, in this paper, the noise coherence is updated in accordance with the variation of the acoustic environment to track the realistic noise coherence. The noise coherence can be updated only during the absence of speech, and the simulation results demonstrate the superiority of the proposed algorithm over the conventional algorithms based on the analytic model.


Noise coherence;Diffuse noise field;Binaural speech enhancement;Noise PSD (Power Spectral Density) estimator


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