Study and Design of Differential Microphone Arrays

  • Jacob Benesty
  • Jingdong Chen

Part of the Springer Topics in Signal Processing book series (STSP, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Jacob Benesty, Jingdong Chen
    Pages 1-13
  3. Jacob Benesty, Jingdong Chen
    Pages 15-31
  4. Jacob Benesty, Jingdong Chen
    Pages 33-58
  5. Jacob Benesty, Jingdong Chen
    Pages 59-93
  6. Jacob Benesty, Jingdong Chen
    Pages 115-144
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 181-182

About this book


Microphone arrays have attracted a lot of interest over the last few decades since they have the potential to solve many important problems such as noise reduction/speech enhancement, source separation, dereverberation, spatial sound recording, and source localization/tracking, to name a few. However, the design and implementation of microphone arrays with beamforming algorithms is not a trivial task when it comes to processing broadband signals such as speech. Indeed, in most sensor arrangements, the beamformer tends to have a frequency-dependent response. One exception, perhaps, is the family of differential microphone arrays (DMAs) that have the promise to form frequency-independent responses. Moreover, they have the potential to attain high directional gains with small and compact apertures. As a result, this type of microphone arrays has drawn much research and development attention recently. This book is intended to provide a systematic study of DMAs from a signal processing perspective. The primary objective is to develop a rigorous but yet simple theory for the design, implementation, and performance analysis of DMAs.


Cardioid Differential microphone arrays (DMAs) Dipole First-order DMA Hypercardioid Quadrupole Robust DMAs Second-order DMAs Supercardioid Third-Order DMAs

Authors and affiliations

  • Jacob Benesty
    • 1
  • Jingdong Chen
    • 2
  1. 1., University of QuebecINRS-EMTMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Murray HillUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-33752-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-33753-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1866-2609
  • Series Online ISSN 1866-2617
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