Special Issue "Active and Passive Noise Control"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2019
Active and Passive Noise control (ANPC) has been successfully applied to many commercial applications, such as the noise cancelling headsets used in airplane, hearing aids, noise control for head rests, vacuum cleaners, and noise-quietening car seats in automobiles; and also in bigger scale systems, such as, ventilation ducts, cooker hoods and data server racks, and free field noise control systems for the interior of propeller planes, trains, and luxury yachts, etc. In recent years, we are also witnessing growing research interest in controlling noise coming into the 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, and 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 machineries. However, there are still several research and development issues under investigation. In this special issue, we aim to solicit the latest research findings, new approaches and applications of ANPC to better mitigate acoustical noise in a more efficient manner and approach.
Prof. Woon Seng Gan
Prof. Yoshinobu Kajikawa
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- 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 Channels 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 Studies
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
The type of paper: Article
Tentative title: Development and Evaluation of Light-weight Active Noise Cancellation Earphones
Author: Cheng-Yuan Chang(張政元)
Affiliation: Professor, EE Dept., Chung Yuan Christian University, Jhongli 320, Taiwan
Abstract:This paper presents the development of active noise control (ANC) for light-weight earphones, and proposes using music or natural sound to estimate the critical secondary path model instead of extra random noise. Three types of light-weight ANC earphones including in-ear, earbud, and clip phones are developed. Real-time experiments are conducted to evaluate their performance using the built-in microphone inside KEMAR’s ear and compare with commercial-available ANC headphones and earphone. Experimental results show the developed light-weight ANC earphones achieve higher noise reduction than the commercial ANC headphones and earphone, and the in-ear ANC earphone has the best noise reduction performance.