Design of a variable step-size filtering algorithm for acoustic feedback cancellation in audio systems

Jian Da Wu, Hai Ping Lin, Ran Jen Hung

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Acoustic feedback often limits the maximum usable gain of acoustic systems and degrades the overall system response. It is well known to be detrimental that the system stability and performance must be taken into account in system design. Most of the conventional methods for acoustic feedback cancellation in an acoustic system are based primarily on an adaptive filter with the least-mean-square (LMS) error algorithm. Unfortunately, convergence speed is often limited when a sound source or a filtering plant is varied, because the learning process of the adaptive algorithm fails to respond fast enough to changing operational conditions. This report proposes a variable step-size affine-projection algorithm (VSS APA) for acoustic feedback cancellation in audio systems. The proposed adaptive filter is based on the filtering affine- projection algorithm with variable step-size for improving convergence speed in acoustic feedback cancellation. A performance evaluation and simulation comparison has been conducted to compare the proposed algorithm and various traditional adaptive filtering algorithms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L387-L395
JournalFluctuation and Noise Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Sep 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mathematics(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

Cite this