FPGA implementation of dual-microphone delay-and-sum beamforming for in-car speech enhancement and recognition
Ye, Harvey, Whittington, Jim, Himawan, Ivan, Kleinschmidt, Tristan, & Mason, Michael (2009) FPGA implementation of dual-microphone delay-and-sum beamforming for in-car speech enhancement and recognition. In AutoCRC Conference 2009 : Conference Proceedings, Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Automotive Technology, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Victoria.
In an automotive environment, the performance of a speech recognition system is affected by environmental noise if the speech signal is acquired directly from a microphone. Speech enhancement techniques are therefore necessary to improve the speech recognition performance. In this paper, a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) implementation of dual-microphone delay-and-sum beamforming (DASB) for speech enhancement is presented. As the first step towards a cost-effective solution, the implementation described in this paper uses a relatively high-end FPGA device to facilitate the verification of various design strategies and parameters. Experimental results show that the proposed design can produce output waveforms close to those generated by a theoretical (floating-point) model with modest usage of FPGA resources. Speech recognition experiments are also conducted on enhanced in-car speech waveforms produced by the FPGA in order to compare recognition performance with the floating-point representation running on a PC.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||field programmable gate arrays, array signal processing, speech enhancement, speech recognition|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Signal Processing (090609)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Circuits and Systems (090601)
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering|
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2009 [please consult the authors]|
|Deposited On:||17 Mar 2010 08:16|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:13|
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