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Among Sound Source Localization (SSL) methods, beamformed microphone arrays using Steering Response Power(SRP) has received significant attention. Yet, its application is stumbled by its computational complexity which cannot meet low-power/low-cost applications requirements. In this paper, Angular beamforming is presented. By applying this beamforming approach to the conventional SRP-PHAT one can find that the complexity of SRP-PHAT will decreased by two orders of magnitudes with a mere three fold reduction in resolution. The proposed method is implemented both on FPGA and 0.18um CMOS technology for a practical case.
Date of Conference: 11-14 Dec. 2011