The interest in deep learning methods for solving traditional signal processing tasks has been steadily growing in the last years. Time delay estimation (TDE) in adverse scenarios is a challenging problem, where classical approaches based on generalized cross-correlations (GCCs) have been widely used for decades. Recently, the frequency-sliding GCC (FS-GCC) was proposed as a novel technique for TDE based on a sub-band analysis of the cross-power spectrum phase, providing a structured two-dimensional representation of the time delay information contained across different frequency bands. Inspired by deep-learning-based image denoising solutions, we propose in this paper the use of convolutional neural networks (CNNs) to learn the time-delay patterns contained in FS-GCCs extracted in adverse acoustic conditions. Our experiments confirm that the proposed approach provides excellent TDE performance while being able to generalize to different room and sensor setups.

Time Difference of Arrival Estimation from Frequency-Sliding Generalized Cross-Correlations Using Convolutional Neural Networks

Comanducci L.;Antonacci F.;Sarti A.
2020

Abstract

The interest in deep learning methods for solving traditional signal processing tasks has been steadily growing in the last years. Time delay estimation (TDE) in adverse scenarios is a challenging problem, where classical approaches based on generalized cross-correlations (GCCs) have been widely used for decades. Recently, the frequency-sliding GCC (FS-GCC) was proposed as a novel technique for TDE based on a sub-band analysis of the cross-power spectrum phase, providing a structured two-dimensional representation of the time delay information contained across different frequency bands. Inspired by deep-learning-based image denoising solutions, we propose in this paper the use of convolutional neural networks (CNNs) to learn the time-delay patterns contained in FS-GCCs extracted in adverse acoustic conditions. Our experiments confirm that the proposed approach provides excellent TDE performance while being able to generalize to different room and sensor setups.
ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
978-1-5090-6631-5
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