Estimation of time-varying room impulse responses of multiple sound sources from observed mixture and isolated source signals


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Nikunen, Joonas; Virtanen, Tuomas

Abstract

This paper proposes a method for online estimation of time-varying room impulse responses (RIR) between multiple isolated sound sources and a far-field mixture. The algorithm is formulated as adaptive convolutive filtering in short-time Fourier transform (STFT) domain. We use the recursive least squares (RLS) algorithm for estimating the filter parameters due to its fast convergence rate, which is required for modeling rapidly changing RIRs of moving sound sources. The proposed method allows separation of reverberated sources from the far-field mixture given that their close-field signals are available. The evaluation is based on measuring unmixing performance (removal of reverberated source) using objective separation criteria calculated between the ground truth recording of the preserved sources and the unmixing result obtained with the proposed algorithm. We compare online and offline formulations for the RIR estimation and also provide evaluation with blind source separation algorithm only operating on the mixture signal.

Keywords

Adaptive filtering; Informed source separation; Online room impulse response estimation; Source unmixing

Year:
2018
Volume:
2018-April
Book title:
2018 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2018 - Proceedings
Series:
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing
Pages:
421-425
Address:
United States
Month:
9
ISBN:
9781538646588
Note:
jufoid=57409
DOI:
10.1109/ICASSP.2018.8462535