Acoustic Echo Suppression in the STFT Domain

Carlos Avendano

To appear at Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics (WASPAA01), Mohonk Mountain Resort, NY, 21-24 October 2001


In this paper we describe and evaluate an acoustic echo suppression method that operates in the Short-Time Fourier Transform (STFT) domain. The system estimates the short-time spectrum of the acoustic interference component that causes the echo at the far end and subtracts it from the short-time spectrum of the microphone input using a non-linear spectral subtraction rule, allowing for a trade-off between speech distortion and residual rejection. The interference estimator uses a set of decoupled adaptive FIR filters that operate on the STFT sub-band trajectories and that can be extended to include multiple acoustic channels. The method is shown be efficient, and a viable and robust alternative to acoustic echo cancellation methods when the computation requirements are constringent.

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