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Volume 34, Issue 6 - Nov 2015
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Volume 34, Issue 4 - Jul 2015
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Partitioned Block Frequency Domain Adaptive Filtering Algorithm for Nonlinear Acoustic Echo Cancellation
Lee, Keunsang ; Ji, Youna ; Park, Youngcheol ;
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of Korea, volume 34, issue 3, 2015, Pages 177~183
DOI : 10.7776/ASK.2015.34.3.177
This paper proposes a robust nonlinear acoustic echo canceller (NAEC) which is effective for modeling the nonlinearity of a speaker module and the long acoustic echo path within a speech communication environment. The proposed NAEC utilizes a sigmoid pre-processor for modeling the speaker nonlinearity and a partitioned block frequnecy-domain adaptive filter for identifying the acoustic echo path with small delay. Simulation results confirmed that the proposed algorithm achieves excellent performance with much lower computational complexity than the previous NAEC.
Low-Frequency Normal Mode Reverberation Model
Oh, Suntaek ; Cho, Sungho ; Kang, Donhyug ; Park, Kyoungju ;
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of Korea, volume 34, issue 3, 2015, Pages 184~191
DOI : 10.7776/ASK.2015.34.3.184
In this paper, a normal mode reverberation model for a range-independent environment of shallow water is proposed to calculate the reverberation level in the low-frequency range. Normal mode is used to calculate the acoustic energy propagating from the source to the scattering area and from the scattering area to the receiver. Each mode is decomposed into up and down going waves to consider scattering strength at the scattering area. The scattering functional form combines Lambert`s law with a Gaussian-like term near the specular direction based on Kirchhoff approximation considering bottom condition. For verification of the suggested model, the result is relatively compared to several solutions of the problem XI and XV in the Reverberation Modeling Workshop I sponsored by the US Office of Naval Research.
A Study on the Effect of a Gap in Measurement of Underwater Transmission Loss by Pulse Tube
Seo, Yun-Ho ; Kim, Sang-Ryul ; Kim, Jae-Seung ; Byun, Yang-Heon ; Seo, Youngsoo ;
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of Korea, volume 34, issue 3, 2015, Pages 192~199
DOI : 10.7776/ASK.2015.34.3.192
There is a gap between the inner wall of a pulse tube and an underwater acoustic material when the measurement for transmission loss by the pulse tube is carried out. In this paper, the effect, which is caused by the gap, for the measurement of transmission loss is analyzed. Transmission coefficient is derived from the ratio of the pressures between front and rear of the gap. Then, transmission loss for specimen with a gap is obtained by combining the transmission coefficients of the gap and specimen. The results of experiment and simulation for a specimen of stainless steel with 10 mm thickness are compared in order to evaluate the simulation model. Finally, simulations with respect to the gap size and transmission loss of a specimen are performed to analyze and evaluate the effect of the gap in measurement of transmission loss.
Conceptual Design of Cylindrical Hydrophone Arrays for Stabilization of Receiving Characteristics under Ocean Ambient Noise
Noh, Eunghwy ; Lee, Hunki ; Ohm, Won-Suk ; Chang, Woosuk ;
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of Korea, volume 34, issue 3, 2015, Pages 200~209
DOI : 10.7776/ASK.2015.34.3.200
An underwater sound surveillance system detects and tracks enemy ships in real-time using hydrophone arrays, in which seabed-mounted sensor arrays play a pivotal role. In this paper the conceptual design of seabed-mounted, cylindrical hydrophone arrays for use in shallow coastal waters is performed via finite element calculations. To stabilize the receiving characteristics under the ocean ambient noise, a technique for whitening the ambient noise spectrum using a metal baffle is proposed. Optimization of the array configuration is performed to achieve the directivity in the vertical and azimuthal directions. And the effects of the sonar dome shape and material on the structural vibration and sound scattering properties are studied. It is demonstrated that a robust hydrophone array, having a sensitivity deviation less than 4 dB over the frequency range of interest, can be obtained through the whitening of the ambient noise, the optimization of the array configuration, and the design of acoustically transparent sonar domes.
Thermal Dispersion Method for a Medical Ultrasonic Phased Array Transducer
Lee, Wonseok ; Roh, Yongrae ;
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of Korea, volume 34, issue 3, 2015, Pages 210~218
DOI : 10.7776/ASK.2015.34.3.210
When the driving voltage of an ultrasound transducer is increased to improve the quality of ultrasound images, heat is generated inside the transducer that can cause patient`s skin burn and degradation of transducer performance. Hence, in this paper, a method to disperse the heat of the transducer has been studied. The phased array transducer having 3 MHz center frequency and 32 channels was selected for analyses of the thermal dispersion. First, mechanism of the heat generation was investigated in relation to the transducer operation through theoretical analysis, and material damping and sound pressure amplitude were confirmed to be influential on the heat generation. Further, we investigated the effects of the properties of the materials constituting the transducer on the thermal dispersion through finite element analysis. Based on the analysis results, we determined the thermal properties of the constituent materials that could facilitate the thermal dispersion inside the transducer. The determined thermal properties were applied to the finite element model, and the results showed that the maximum temperature at an acoustic lens contacting with a patient was decreased to 51 % of its initial value.
An Analysis of the Sound Transmission through a Plate Installed inside an Impedance Tube
Kim, Hyun-Sil ; Kim, Bong-Ki ; Kim, Sang-Ryul ; Lee, Seong-Hyun ;
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of Korea, volume 34, issue 3, 2015, Pages 219~226
DOI : 10.7776/ASK.2015.34.3.219
In this paper, derivation of the STL (Sound Transmission Loss) of a square plate installed in an impedance tube is discussed using an analytic method. Coupled motion of the plate vibration and acoustic field is considered. Vibration of the plate and pressure field inside the tube are expressed in terms of the infinite series of modal functions. Under the plane wave assumption, it is shown that consideration of the first few modes yields sufficiently accurate results. When the boundary of the plate is clamped, vibration mode is assumed as a multiplication of the beam modes corresponding to the crosswise directions. The natural frequencies of the clamped plate are calculated using the Rayleigh-Ritz method. It is found that the STL shows a dip at the lowest natural frequency of the plate, and increases as the frequency decreases below the natural frequency. Comparison of the result in this paper with the STL obtained by measurements and FE computations in the reference shows an excellent agreement.
Music and Voice Separation Using Log-Spectral Amplitude Estimator Based on Kernel Spectrogram Models Backfitting
Lee, Jun-Yong ; Kim, Hyoung-Gook ;
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of Korea, volume 34, issue 3, 2015, Pages 227~233
DOI : 10.7776/ASK.2015.34.3.227
In this paper, we propose music and voice separation using kernel sptectrogram models backfitting based on log-spectral amplitude estimator. The existing method separates sources based on the estimate of a desired objects by training MSE (Mean Square Error) designed Winer filter. We introduce rather clear music and voice signals with application of log-spectral amplitude estimator, instead of adaptation of MSE which has been treated as an existing method. Experimental results reveal that the proposed method shows higher performance than the existing methods.
Overlapping Sound Event Detection Using NMF with K-SVD Based Dictionary Learning
Choi, Hyeonsik ; Keum, Minseok ; Ko, Hanseok ;
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of Korea, volume 34, issue 3, 2015, Pages 234~239
DOI : 10.7776/ASK.2015.34.3.234
Non-Negative Matrix Factorization (NMF) is a method for updating dictionary and gain in alternating manner. Due to ease of implementation and intuitive interpretation, NMF is widely used to detect and separate overlapping sound events. However, NMF that utilizes non-negativity constraints generates parts-based representation and this distinct property leads to a dictionary containing fragmented acoustic events. As a result, the presence of shared basis results in performance degradation in both separation and detection tasks of overlapping sound events. In this paper, we propose a new method that utilizes K-Singular Value Decomposition (K-SVD) based dictionary to address and mitigate the part-based representation issue during the dictionary learning step. Subsequently, we calculate the gain using NMF in sound event detection step. We evaluate and confirm that overlapping sound event detection performance of the proposed method is better than the conventional method that utilizes NMF based dictionary.
Speech Enhancement Using Nonnegative Matrix Factorization with Temporal Continuity
Nam, Seung-Hyon ;
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of Korea, volume 34, issue 3, 2015, Pages 240~246
DOI : 10.7776/ASK.2015.34.3.240
In this paper, speech enhancement using nonnegative matrix factorization with temporal continuity has been addressed. Speech and noise signals are modeled as Possion distributions, and basis vectors and gain vectors of NMF are modeled as Gamma distributions. Temporal continuity of the gain vector is known to be critical to the quality of enhanced speech signals. In this paper, temporal continiuty is implemented by adopting Gamma-Markov chain priors for noise gain vectors during the separation phase. Simulation results show that the Gamma-Markov chain models temporal continuity of noise signals and track changes in noise effectively.
A Study on the Performance of Music Retrieval Based on the Emotion Recognition
Seo, Jin Soo ;
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of Korea, volume 34, issue 3, 2015, Pages 247~255
DOI : 10.7776/ASK.2015.34.3.247
This paper presents a study on the performance of the music search based on the automatically recognized music-emotion labels. As in the other media data, such as speech, image, and video, a song can evoke certain emotions to the listeners. When people look for songs to listen, the emotions, evoked by songs, could be important points to consider. However; very little study has been done on the performance of the music-emotion labels to the music search. In this paper, we utilize the three axes of human music perception (valence, activity, tension) and the five basic emotion labels (happiness, sadness, tenderness, anger, fear) in measuring music similarity for music search. Experiments were conducted on both genre and singer datasets. The search accuracy of the proposed emotion-based music search was up to 75 % of that of the conventional feature-based music search. By combining the proposed emotion-based method with the feature-based method, we achieved up to 14 % improvement of search accuracy.