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Frequency-independent beamformer with low response error

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1 Author(s)
Chou, T. ; MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA

A method is developed for designing broadband beamformers with highly frequency-invariant behavior. The method combines harmonic nesting with filter-and-sum beamforming, yielding systems with efficient log-periodic transducer structures and plane wave responses which deviate from the desired response by less than 1% of the peak mainlobe response. In particular, null locations are very constant with frequency, allowing the nulling of directional broadband interference. A digital implementation covering audio frequencies (500-7200 Hz) is built and demonstrates results in good agreement with simulations, yielding deviations under 5% of peak response

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Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, 1995. ICASSP-95., 1995 International Conference on  (Volume:5 )

Date of Conference:

9-12 May 1995