Estimating positions of multiple adjacent speakers based on music spectra correlation using a microphone array

H. Tanaka, T. Kobayashi

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In this paper, we propose an improved method of estimating the positions of two speakers using a microphone array. A well-known method, MUSIC, can be used to estimate speaker positions with high precision. However, in the special case that the speakers are closely located, the conventional MUSIC-based method sometimes fails to identify the existence of certain speakers, because close peaks in the MUSIC spectrum cannot be resolved. To overcome this difficulty, we propose a new method utilizing a cross-correlation between space-spectra calculated by MUSIC. Experimental results in a real environment have shown that the proposed method is effective in resolving the approximate positions of adjacent speakers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3045-3048
Number of pages4
JournalICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Sep 26
Event2001 IEEE Interntional Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - Salt Lake, UT, United States
Duration: 2001 May 72001 May 11


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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