Chapter 29

Introduction to Acoustic Signal Processing

Patrick A. Naylor,    Department of Electrical and Electronic Enginerring, Imperial College, Exhibition Road, London, UK,

4.29.1 Background

This section addresses the processing of audio frequency signals either captured or rendered in a room or other enclosure that is reverberant to some extent and usually also contains some level of noise. Such acoustic signals are normally captured using one or more microphones, possibly operating collaboratively as an array. Rendering of signals is, on the other hand, performed using one or more loudspeakers that could also be operated collaboratively as a loudspeaker array or as a spatially sampled approximation to a spatially ...

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