Implementation of robust hybrid feedback FxLMS active noise cancellation headset
Song, Y., Liu, S. and Gong, Y. (2003) Implementation of robust hybrid feedback FxLMS active noise cancellation headset. In: INTER.NOISE 2003: The 32nd International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering, 25-28 August 2003, Jeju International Convention Center, Seogwipo, S Korea, pp. 506-513.
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Instability is a serious problem for acoustic Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) headsets as a result of large errors in estimating the transfer function of the plant. Typically this occurs when, for example, a wearer adjusts the headset. In this paper, the instability problem of adaptive ANC headset is addressed. To ensure stability of the whole system, we propose a hybrid solution consisting of an analog feedback loop parallel to the digital loop, and the role of the analog loop in stabilizing the headset is analyzed theoretically. Finally the methodology of implementing such a hybrid ANC headset is described in detail. The experiments carried out on the headset prototype show that the headset is robust under considerable fluctuations of the plant transfer characteristics, and has very good noise cancellation performance both for narrow-band and wide-band disturbances.