Blind source separation with convolutive noise cancellation

W. Kasprzak, A. Cichocki, S. Amari

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On-line adaptive learning algorithms for cancellation of additive, convolutive noise from linear mixtures of sources with a simultaneous blind source separation are developed. Associated neural network architectures are proposed. A simple convolutive noise model is assumed, i.e. the unknown additive noise in each channel is a (FIR) filtering version of environmental noise, where some convolutive reference noise is measurable. Two approaches are considered: in the first, the noise is cancelled from the linear mixture of source signals as pre-processing, after that the source signals are separated; in the second, both source separation and additive noise cancellation are performed simultaneously. Both steps consist of adaptive learning processes. By computer simulation experiments, it was found that the first approach is applicable for a large amount of noise, whereas in the second approach, a considerable increase of the convergence speed of the separation process can be achieved. Performance and validity of the proposed approaches are demonstrated by extensive computer simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-141
Number of pages15
JournalNeural Computing and Applications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Adaptive noise cancellation
  • Blind separation
  • FIR filters
  • ICA
  • Learning algorithms
  • Neural networks


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