Topical Collection "Recent Applications of Active and Passive Noise Control"
Prof. Woon-Seng Gan
Active and Passive Noise Control (ANPC) has been successfully applied to many commercial applications, such as the use of noise-cancelling headsets in airplanes, hearing aids, noise control for head rests, vacuum cleaners, and noise-quietening car seats in automobiles. In larger-scale systems, this technology has been used in ventilation ducts, cooker hoods, data server racks, and free field noise control systems for the interior parts of propeller planes, trains, and luxury yachts. In recent years, we have also witnessed growing research interest in controlling noise entering residential buildings through open windows. With the advancement of low-cost, fast-computation hardware, which can take on more complex, multi-channel, adaptive, signal-processing algorithms, coupled with reliable sensors and actuators, we are expecting to see more innovative products that harness the power of ANPC to make quieter devices and machinery. However, there are still several research and development issues under investigation. In this Topical Collection, we aim to solicit the latest research findings, approaches, and applications of ANPC to better mitigate acoustic noise in a more efficient manner.
Keywords: active noise control algorithms; sensor and actuator placement; virtual sensing and noise control; secondary path modeling; new applications of active and passive noise control; multiple-channel active noise control system; psychoacoustic techniques applied to active noise control; applying machine learning techniques for active noise control; integration of active noise control subsystems; hybrid approach to noise mitigation; new techniques in active noise control; acoustical modeling and simulation; commercial applications or industry deployments; experimentation studiesProf. Woon-Seng Gan
Prof. Yoshinobu Kajikawa
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