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This paper proposes a new method for online secondary path modeling in active noise control systems. The existing methods for active noise control systems with online secondary path modeling consist of three adaptive filters. The main feature of the proposed method is that it uses only two adaptive filters. In the proposed method, the modified-FxLMS (MFxLMS) algorithm is used in adapting the noise control filter and a new variable step size (VSS) least mean square (LMS) algorithm is proposed for adaptation of the secondary path modeling filter. This VSS LMS algorithm is different from the normalized-LMS (NLMS) algorithm, where the step size is varied in accordance with the power of the reference signal. Here, on the other hand, the step size is varied in accordance with the power of the disturbance signal in the desired response of the modeling filter. The basic idea of the proposed VSS algorithm stems from the fact that the disturbance signal in the desired response of the modeling filter is decreasing in nature, (ideally) converging to zero. Hence, a small step size is used initially and later its value is increased accordingly. The disturbance signal, however, is not available directly, and we propose an indirect method to track its variations. Computer simulations show that the proposed method gives better performance than the existing methods. This improved performance is achieved at the cost of a slightly increased computational complexity.
Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:14 , Issue: 2 )
Date of Publication: March 2006