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About: Noise floor is a research topic. Over the lifetime, 12022 publications have been published within this topic receiving 176826 citations.

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24 Mar 1975
TL;DR: It is shown that in treating periodic interference the adaptive noise canceller acts as a notch filter with narrow bandwidth, infinite null, and the capability of tracking the exact frequency of the interference; in this case the canceller behaves as a linear, time-invariant system, with the adaptive filter converging on a dynamic rather than a static solution.
Abstract: This paper describes the concept of adaptive noise cancelling, an alternative method of estimating signals corrupted by additive noise or interference. The method uses a "primary" input containing the corrupted signal and a "reference" input containing noise correlated in some unknown way with the primary noise. The reference input is adaptively filtered and subtracted from the primary input to obtain the signal estimate. Adaptive filtering before subtraction allows the treatment of inputs that are deterministic or stochastic, stationary or time variable. Wiener solutions are developed to describe asymptotic adaptive performance and output signal-to-noise ratio for stationary stochastic inputs, including single and multiple reference inputs. These solutions show that when the reference input is free of signal and certain other conditions are met noise in the primary input can be essentiany eliminated without signal distortion. It is further shown that in treating periodic interference the adaptive noise canceller acts as a notch filter with narrow bandwidth, infinite null, and the capability of tracking the exact frequency of the interference; in this case the canceller behaves as a linear, time-invariant system, with the adaptive filter converging on a dynamic rather than a static solution. Experimental results are presented that illustrate the usefulness of the adaptive noise cancelling technique in a variety of practical applications. These applications include the cancelling of various forms of periodic interference in electrocardiography, the cancelling of periodic interference in speech signals, and the cancelling of broad-band interference in the side-lobes of an antenna array. In further experiments it is shown that a sine wave and Gaussian noise can be separated by using a reference input that is a delayed version of the primary input. Suggested applications include the elimination of tape hum or turntable rumble during the playback of recorded broad-band signals and the automatic detection of very-low-level periodic signals masked by broad-band noise.

4,165 citations

Journal ArticleDOI
01 Feb 1966

2,440 citations

Proceedings ArticleDOI
02 Apr 1979
TL;DR: This paper describes a method for enhancing speech corrupted by broadband noise based on the spectral noise subtraction method, which can automatically adapt to a wide range of signal-to-noise ratios, as long as a reasonable estimate of the noise spectrum can be obtained.
Abstract: This paper describes a method for enhancing speech corrupted by broadband noise. The method is based on the spectral noise subtraction method. The original method entails subtracting an estimate of the noise power spectrum from the speech power spectrum, setting negative differences to zero, recombining the new power spectrum with the original phase, and then reconstructing the time waveform. While this method reduces the broadband noise, it also usually introduces an annoying "musical noise". We have devised a method that eliminates this "musical noise" while further reducing the background noise. The method consists in subtracting an overestimate of the noise power spectrum, and preventing the resultant spectral components from going below a preset minimum level (spectral floor). The method can automatically adapt to a wide range of signal-to-noise ratios, as long as a reasonable estimate of the noise spectrum can be obtained. Extensive listening tests were performed to determine the quality and intelligibility of speech enhanced by our method. Listeners unanimously preferred the quality of the processed speech. Also, for an input signal-to-noise ratio of 5 dB, there was no loss of intelligibility associated with the enhancement technique.

1,352 citations

01 Jan 1986
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors propose a method to generate 1/f noise noise in particular Amplifier Circuits Mixers by using thermal noise shot and flicker noise, respectively.
Abstract: Mathematical Methods Noise Characterization Noise Measurements Thermal Noise Shot Noise Generation - Recombination Noise Flicker Noise or 1/f Noise Noise in Particular Amplifier Circuits Mixers Miscellaneous Problems Appendixes Index.

1,134 citations

11 Jan 2006
TL;DR: This book discusses Signal Processing Methods, Hidden Markov Models, Bayesian Estimation Theory, and Model-Based Power Spectral Estimation, which aims to improve the quality of signal processing in the rapidly changing environment.
Abstract: Contents Symbols Abbreviations 1 Introduction 1.1 Signals, Noise and Information 1.2 Signal Processing Methods 1.3 Applications of Digital Signal Processing 1.4 A Review of Sampling and Quantisation 1.5 Summary Bibliography 2 Noise and Distortion 2.1 Introduction 2.2 White Noise 2.3 Coloured Noise Pink Noise and Brown Noise 2.4 Impulsive and Click Noise 2.5 Impulsive and Click Noise 2.6 Thermal Noise 2.7 Shot Noise 2.8 Flicker (I/f) Noise 2.9 Burst Noise 2.10 Electromagnetic (Radio) Noise 2.11 Channel Distortions 2.12 Echo and Multi-path Reflections 2.13 Modelling Noise 2.14 Summary Bibliography 3 Information Theory and Probability Models 3.1 Introduction: Probability and Information Models 3.2 Random Processes 3.3 Probability Models 3.4 Information Models 3.5 Stationary and Non-stationary Processes 3.6 Expected Values of a Process 3.7 Some Useful Classes of Random Processes 3.8 Transformation of a Random Process 3.9 Search Engines: Citation Ranking 3.10 Summary Bibliography 4 Baseyian Inference 4.1 Bayesian Estimation Theory: Basic Definitions 4.2 Bayesian Estimation 4.3 The Estimate-Maximise Method 4.4 Cramer-Rao Bound on the Minimum Estimator Variance 4.5 Design of Gaussian Mixture Models 4.6 Bayesian Classification 4.7 Modeling the Space of a Random Process 4.8 Summary Bibliography 5 Hidden Markov Models 5.1 Statistical Models for Non-Stationary Processes 5.2 Hidden Markov Models 5.3 Training Hidden Markov Models 5.4 Decoding of Signals Using Hidden Markov Models 5.5 HMM In DNA and Protein Sequence Modelling 5.6 HMMs for Modelling Speech and Noise 5.7 Summary Bibliography 6 Least Square Error Wiener-Kolmogorov Filters 6.1 Least Square Error Estimation: Wiener-Kolmogorov Filter 6.2 Block-Data Formulation of the Wiener Filter 6.3 Interpretation of Wiener Filters as Projection in Vector Space 6.4 Analysis of the Least Mean Square Error Signal 6.5 Formulation of Wiener Filters in the Frequency Domain 6.6 Some Applications of Wiener Filters 6.7 Implementation of Wiener Filters 6.8 Summary Bibliography 7 Adaptive Filters, Kalman, RLS, LMS 7.1 Introduction 7.2 State-Space Kalman Filter 7.3 Extended Kalman Filter 7.4 Unscented Kalman Filter 7.5 Sample-Adaptive Filters 7.6 Recursive Least Square(RLS) Adaptive Filters 7.7 The Steepest-Descent Method 7.8 The LMS Filter 7.9 Summary Bibliography 8 Linear Prediction Models 8.1 Linear Prediction Coding 8.2 Forward, Backward and Lattice Predictors 8.3 Short-term and Long-Term Linear Predictors 8.4 MAP Estimation of Predictor Coefficients 8.5 Formant-Tracking LP Models 8.6 Sub-Band Linear Prediction 8.7 .i.Signal Restoration Using Linear Prediction Models 8.8 Summary Bibliography 9 Eigenvalue Analysis and Principal Component Analysis 9.1 Introduction 9.2 Eigen Analysis 9.3 Principal Component Analysis 9.4 Summary Bibliography 10 Power Spectrum Analysis 10.1 Power Spectrum and Correlation 10.2 Fourier Series: Representation of Periodic Signals 10.3.3 Energy-Spectral Density and Power-Spectral Density 10.3 Fourier Transform: Representation of Aperiodic Signals 10.4 Non-Parametric Power Spectrum Estimation 10.5 Model-Based Power Spectral Estimation 10.6 High Resolution Spectral Estimation Based on Subspace Eigen-Analysis 10.7 Summary Bibliography 11. Interpolation - Replacement of Lost Samples 11.1 Introduction 11.2 Model-Based Interpolation 11.3 Model-Based Interpolation 11.4 Summary Bibliography 12 Signal Enhancement via Spectral Amplitude Estimation 12.1Introduction 12.2 Spectral Representation of Noisy Signals 12.3 Vector Representation of Spectrum of Noisy Signals 12.4 Spectral Subtraction 12.5 Bayesian MMSE Spectral Amplitude Estimation 12.6 Estimation of Signal to Noise Ratios 12.7 Application to Speech Restoration and Recognition 12.8 Summary Bibliography 13 Impulsive Noise: Modelling, Detection and Removal 13.1 Impulsive Noise 13.2 Autocorrelation and Power Spectrum of Impulsive Noise 13.3 Probability Models for Impulsive Noise 13.4 Impulse contamination, Signal to Impulsive Noise Ratio 13.5 Median Filters 13.6 Impulsive Noise Removal Using Linear Prediction Models 13.7 Robust Parameter Estimation 13.8 Restoration of Archived Gramophone Records 13.9 Summary Bibliography 14 Transient Noise Pulses 14.1 Transient Noise Waveforms 14.2 Transient Noise Pulse Models 14.3 Detection of Noise Pulses 14.4 Removal of Noise Pulse Distortions 14.5 Summary Bibliography 15 Echo Cancellation 15.1 Introduction: Acoustic and Hybrid.i.Hybrid Echoes 15.2 Echo Return Time: The Sources of Delay in Communication Networks 15.3 Telephone Line Hybrid Echo 15.4 Hybrid Echo Suppression 15.5 .i.Adaptive Echo Cancellation 15.6 Acoustic .i.Echo 15.7 .i.Sub-band Acoustic Echo Cancellation 15.8 .i. Echo Cancellation with Linear Prediction Pre-whitening 15.9 Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) Acoustic Echo Cancellation 15.10 Summary Bibliography 16 Channel Equalisation and Blind Deconvolution 16.1 Introduction 16.2 Blind-Deconvolution Using Channel Input Power Spectrum 16.3 Equalisation Based on Linear Prediction Models 16.4 Bayesian Blind Deconvolution and Equalisation 16.5 Blind Equalisation for Digital Communication Channels 16.6 Equalisation Based on Higher-Order Statistics 16.7 Summary 16.8 Bibliography 17 Speech Enhancement: Noise Reduction, Bandwidth Extension and Packet Replacement 17.1 An Overview of Speech Enhancement in Noise 17.2 Single-Input Speech Enhancement Methods 17.3 Speech Bandwidth Extension 17.4 Interpolation of Lost Speech Segments 17.5 Multiple-Input Speech Enhancement Methods 17.6 Speech Distortion Measurements 17.7 Summary 17.8 Bibliography 18 Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Systems, Independent Component Analysis 18.1 Introduction 18.2 MIMO Signal Propagation and Mixing Models 18.3 Independent Component Analysis 18.4 Summary Bibliography 19 Signal Processing in Mobile Communication 19.1 Introduction to Cellular Communication 19.2 Communication Signal Processing in Mobile Systems 19.3 Noise, Capacity and Spectral Efficiency 19.4 Multi-path and Fading in Mobile Communication 19.5 Smart Beam-forming Antennas 19.6 Summary Bibliography Index

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