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A Real Time Implementation of a Novel Psychoacoustic Approach for Stereo Acoustic Echo Cancellation

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Stereo acoustic echo cancellers (SAECs) are used in teleconferencing systems to reduce undesired echoes originating from coupling between loudspeakers and microphones. The main problem of this approach is related to the issue of uniquely identifying each pair of room acoustic paths, due to high interchannel coherence. In this paper, a real time implementation of a novel approach for SAEC based on the psychoacoustic effect of missing fundamental is proposed. An adaptive algorithm is employed to track and remove the fundamental frequency of one of the two channels, ensuring a continuous decorrelation without affecting the stereo quality. Several tests are presented taking into account a real time implementation on a DSP framework in order to confirm its effectiveness.

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