Stereo echo canceller implemented using a stereo shaker and a duo-filter control system

Suehiro Shimauchi*, Shoji Makino, Yoichi Haneda, Akira Nakagawa, Sumitaka Sakauchi

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Stereo echo cancellation has been achieved and used in daily teleconferencing. To overcome the non-uniqueness problem, a stereo shaker is introduced in eight frequency bands and adjusted so as to be inaudible and not affect stereo perception. A duo-filter control system including a continually running adaptive filter and a fixed filter is used for double-talk control. A second-order stereo projection algorithm is used in the adaptive filter. A stereo voice switch is also included. This stereo echo canceller was tested in two-way conversation in a conference room, and the strength of the stereo shaker was subjectively adjusted. A misalignment of 20 dB was obtained in the teleconferencing environment, and changing the talker's position in the transmission room did not affect the cancellation. This echo canceller is now used daily in a high-presence teleconferencing system and has been demonstrated to more than 300 attendees.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)857-860
Number of pages4
JournalICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP-99) - Phoenix, AZ, USA
Duration: 1999 Mar 151999 Mar 19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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