A novel direction of arrival (DOA) estimator for concurrent speakers in reverberant environment is presented. Reverberation, if not properly addressed, is known to degrade the performance of DOA estimators. In our contribution, the DOA estimation task is formulated as a maximum likelihood (ML) problem, which is solved using the expectationmaximization (EM) procedure. The received microphone signals are modelled as a sum of anechoic and reverberant components. The reverberant components are modelled by a timeinvariant coherence matrix multiplied by time-varying reverberation power spectral density (PSD). The PSDs of the anechoic speech and reverberant components are estimated as part of the EM procedure. It is shown that the DOA estimates, obtained by the proposed algorithm, are less affected by reverberation than competing algorithms that ignore the reverberation. Experimental study demonstrates the benefit of the presented algorithm in reverberant environment using measured room impulse responses (RIRs).
|Title of host publication||2016 International Workshop on Acoustic Signal Enhancement, IWAENC 2016|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.|
|State||Published - 19 Oct 2016|
|Event||15th International Workshop on Acoustic Signal Enhancement, IWAENC 2016 - Xi'an, China|
Duration: 13 Sep 2016 → 16 Sep 2016
|Name||2016 International Workshop on Acoustic Signal Enhancement, IWAENC 2016|
|Conference||15th International Workshop on Acoustic Signal Enhancement, IWAENC 2016|
|Period||13/09/16 → 16/09/16|
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