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Binaural Signal Processing Motivated Generalized Analytic Signal Construction and AM-FM Demodulation
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Signal Processing.
2014 (English)In: IEEE-ACM TRANSACTIONS ON AUDIO SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PROCESSING, ISSN 2329-9290, Vol. 22, no 6, 1023-1036 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Binaural hearing studies show that the auditory system uses the phase-difference information in the auditory stimuli for localization of a sound source. Motivated by this finding, we present a method for demodulation of amplitude-modulated-frequency-modulated (AM-FM) signals using a signal and its arbitrary phase-shifted version. The demodulation is achieved using two allpass filters, whose impulse responses are related through the fractional Hilbert transform (FrHT). The allpass filters are obtained by cosine-modulation of a zero-phase flat-top prototype halfband lowpass filter. The outputs of the filters are combined to construct an analytic signal (AS) from which the AM and FM are estimated. We show that, under certain assumptions on the signal and the filter structures, the AM and FM can be obtained exactly. The AM-FM calculations are based on the quasi-eigenfunction approximation. We then extend the concept to the demodulation of multicomponent signals using uniform and non-uniform cosine-modulated filterbank (FB) structures consisting of flat bandpass filters, including the uniform cosine-modulated, equivalent rectangular bandwidth (ERB), and constant-Q filterbanks. We validate the theoretical calculations by considering application on synthesized AM-FM signals and compare the performance in presence of noise with three other multiband demodulation techniques, namely, the Teager-energy-based approach, the Gabor's AS approach, and the linear transduction filter approach. We also show demodulation results for real signals.

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2014. Vol. 22, no 6, 1023-1036 p.
Keyword [en]
Binaural processing, cosine-modulated filter-bank, demodulation, equivalent rectangular bandwidth, fractional Hilbert transform, quasi-eigenfunction approximation
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Signal Processing
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-147416DOI: 10.1109/TASLP.2014.2316376ISI: 000336798900003ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84911500699OAI: diva2:731453

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Available from: 2014-07-01 Created: 2014-06-27 Last updated: 2014-07-01Bibliographically approved

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