Research Area/s: Adaptive Filtering Distributed Networks Sound Quality and Psychoacoustics Spatial Audio Signal Processing Wireless Sensor Networks
D-NOISE: DISTRIBUTED NETWORK OF ACTIVE NOISE EQUALIZERS FOR MULTI-USER SOUND CONTROL
FUNDING ORGANIZATION: European Commision VIGENCY YEARS: 2017-2018 PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER: Marc Moonen NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 5 LINK: Project Website
The project is aimed at developing a novel wireless acoustic sensor network (WASN) for multi-user active noise equalization without the need of using headsets. This system is formed by multiple active noise equalizers (ANEs), which act as a node in a WASN-type set up and cooperate to simultaneously solve their nodespecific noise equalization problems. By doing so, the proposed system can simultaneously ensure the auditory comfort of multiple users that are regularly exposed to high noise levels. This is radically different from the current multi-user systems for ANE where each node aims at ensuring the auditory comfort of each passenger without cooperation.