A virtual microphone feedback control system for active noise control

Wen Kung Tseng, Ying Pin Chang

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Abstract

This paper investigates the performance and stability of a virtual microphone feedback controller for local active control of sound through theoretical analysis, simulations and real-time implementation. A novel method to design a stable feedback controller for the local active control system is also presented in this paper. The local active control system is designed to attenuate a broadband disturbance at a point near the listener's ear, i.e. the virtual microphone, rather than at the control microphone, i.e. the physical microphone. The results showed that if a good performance was to be achieved the controller would be unstable. This is because the magnitude of the response of the virtual plant is lower than that of the physical plant. The feedback controller in this work is designed to minimize the noise at the virtual microphone, with a virtual plant response used in the performance objective. However the physical plant is used in the stability constraint. Therefore there is a trade-off between the performance and controller stability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM
Pages170-175
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Event2006 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 2006 Jul 32006 Jul 5

Publication series

Name2006 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM

Other

Other2006 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period06-07-0306-07-05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Tseng, W. K., & Chang, Y. P. (2006). A virtual microphone feedback control system for active noise control. In 2006 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM (pp. 170-175). [4018353] (2006 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMECH.2006.252518