Application of virtual sensors in three-dimensional broadband active noise control and the effects on the quiet zones

Paul S. Booij, Arthur P. Berkhoff

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    This paper presents various experimental results of a real-time, multiple-channel, broadband Active Noise Control (ANC) system, employing the Remote Microphone Technique (RMT) as virtual sensing algorithm in different settings. The effects of virtual sensing on the shape and size of the quiet zone are experimentally investigated. To enhance the quiet zone, an acoustic energy density probe can be used as error sensor. Such a sensor not only measures sound pressure, but also the particle velocity in three directions, providing four signals to be minimized by the ANC system. The RMT is used to construct a virtual three dimensional, acoustic energy density probe, which is validated in real-time ANC. In conclusion, advantages, drawbacks and practical considerations of using RMT virtual sensing in active noise control are discussed.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International Conference on Sound and Vibration Control, ICSV 2011
    Place of PublicationAuburn, AL, USA
    PublisherInstitute of Acoustics and Vibration
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)not assigned
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Jul 2011
    Event18th International Confgress on Sound and Vibration, ICSV 2011 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Duration: 10 Jul 201114 Jul 2011
    Conference number: 18

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    PublisherInstitute of Acoustics and Vibration


    Conference18th International Confgress on Sound and Vibration, ICSV 2011
    Abbreviated titleICSV
    CityRio de Janeiro


    • METIS-285118
    • EWI-21490
    • IR-79634

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