Results of a DSP based adaptive cancellation filter system for the chirp, pulsar and localiser sirens
Sherratt, S. (2000) Results of a DSP based adaptive cancellation filter system for the chirp, pulsar and localiser sirens. In: IEEE Nordic Signal Processing Symposium, 13 - 15 June 2000, Kolmarden, Sweden.
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Sirens’ used by police, fire and paramedic vehicles generate noise that propagates inside the vehicle cab that subsequently corrupts intelligibility of voice communications from the emergency vehicle to the control room. It is even common for the siren to be turned off to enable the control room to hear what is being said. Both fixed filter and adaptive filter systems have previously been developed to help cancel the transmission of the siren noise over the radio. Previous cancellation systems have only concentrated on the traditional 2-tone, wail and yelp sirens. This paper discusses an improvement to a previous adaptive filter system and presents the cancellation results to three new types of sirens; being chirp pulsar and localiser. A siren noise filter system has the capability to improve the response time for an emergency vehicle and thus help save lives. To date, this system has been tested using live recordings taken from a nonemergency situation with good results.