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This paper proposes a method for shortening the distance from a noise detection microphone to a loudspeaker forming the feedforward type of active noise control (ANC) system. In the ANC system, the primary noise detected by the noise detection microphone and the secondary noise provided by the loudspeaker is required simultaneously arriving at another microphone, called error microphone, monitoring the effect of the active noise control. However, the reverberation involved in the secondary path from the loudspeaker to the error microphone increase the secondary noise components arriving later than the primary noise. The late components are not only invalid for cancelling the primary noise but also impede the cancellation. This paper hence proposes a method reducing the components by forming the noise control filter synthesizing the secondary noise with the cascade connection of an infinite and a finite impulse response filters. The distance can be thereby shortened.
Date of Conference: 28-30 Sept. 2009