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Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2009. ICASSP 2009. IEEE International Conference on


Markus Buck, Tobias Wolff, Tim Haulick, Gerhard Schmidt

A compact microphone array system with spatial post-filtering for automotive applications


Compact microphone arrays allow for directional filtering with a minimum of installation space. They are therefore particularly suitable for automotive applications. Typically, compact arrays are realized as differential arrays or filter-and-sum beamformers which both show limited performance in terms of directivity. In this contribution we present a novel system for directional filtering for compact arrays. This system consists of two closely spaced microphones and incor­porates an adaptive beamformer as well as a spatial post-filter which is designed to suppress non-stationary noise.

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