Topics in Acoustic Echo and Noise Control

Selected Methods for the Cancellation of Acoustical Echoes, the Reduction of Background Noise, and Speech Processing

  • Eberhard Hänsler
  • Gerhard Schmidt

Part of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT)

About this book


In this book, an international team of highly qualified experts treats important topics in acoustic echo and noise control and reports the latest developments. Methods for enhancing the quality of speech signals are gaining growing attention in universities and in industrial development laboratories.

This book is organized in five parts: Part I gives a short introduction to acoustic echo and noise control. Part II deals with multi-microphone processing. In Part III, advanced methods for both linear and nonlinear echo cancellation are presented, and techniques for intelligent control of hands-free telephones are introduced. Part IV is devoted to noise reduction procedures. An in-depth treatment of conventional and of advanced methods is given, followed by a model based approach using Kalman filters. Finally, in Part V, selected applications of acoustic echo and noise control as well as speech and audio processing in general are outlined. Topics such as auditory scene analysis, wave field synthesis for spatial sound reproduction, in-car communication systems, and hearing aids are treated.


Kalman-Filter algorithms blind source separation communication development filters model noise noise control optimization production quality signal processing sound speech processing

Editors and affiliations

  • Eberhard Hänsler
    • 1
  • Gerhard Schmidt
    • 2
  1. 1.Technische Universität DarmstadtInstitute of TelecommunicationsMerckstrasseGermany
  2. 2.Harman/Becker Automotive SystemsAcoustic Signal ProcessingGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-33212-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-33213-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-4862
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