Simulated Tests of Feedforward Active Noise Control (ANC) for Building Noise Cancellation

  • Tongrui Peng
  • Quanmin ZhuEmail author
  • M. Osman Tokhi
  • Yufeng Yao
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 890)


This paper presents an understanding of active noise control (ANC) systems especially focus on the physical geometries of the detector and the observer and develops a series of simulation experiments for different types of signals to test the cancellation performance using the feedforward active noise control procedure with the fixed controller proposed by Leitch and Tokhi (IEE Proc PS-A 134(6):525–546, 1987). This study demonstrates the effectiveness of the proposed control approach and also builds up a foundation for applying the proposed new ANC algorithms in future studies.


Building noise Low-frequency noise Active noise control Feedforward ANC control ANC with fixed controller 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tongrui Peng
    • 1
  • Quanmin Zhu
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. Osman Tokhi
    • 2
  • Yufeng Yao
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Engineering Design and MathematicsUniversity of the West of EnglandBristolUK
  2. 2.Department of the Electrical and Electronic EngineeringLondon South Bank UniversityLondonUK

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