Fast algorithms for blind estimation of reverberation time

Rama Ratnam, Douglas L Jones, William D. O'Brien

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Abstract

The reverberation time (RT) measures the persistence of a sound in enclosed acoustic spaces. In a previous work, a method for the blind maximum-likelihood estimation (MLE) of RT using passively received microphone signals was presented. The procedure overcomes the drawbacks of current methods that use a controlled sound source for RT determination. Here, fast algorithms for online implementation of the method are developed. One algorithm, suitable for a one-time determination of the RT, requires O(N) computations for a data frame of length N. A second IIR algorithm, based on Q-levels of quantization, requires O(Q) computations. Results for speech data and choice of algorithms are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)537-540
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Signal Processing Letters
Volume11
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2004

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Keywords

  • Acoustic reverberation time
  • Blind estimation
  • Fast algorithms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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Fast algorithms for blind estimation of reverberation time. / Ratnam, Rama; Jones, Douglas L; O'Brien, William D.

In: IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Vol. 11, No. 6, 01.06.2004, p. 537-540.

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Ratnam, Rama ; Jones, Douglas L ; O'Brien, William D. / Fast algorithms for blind estimation of reverberation time. In: IEEE Signal Processing Letters. 2004 ; Vol. 11, No. 6. pp. 537-540.
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