Noise represents one of the most significant disturbances in measured room impulse responses (RIRs), and it has a potentially large impact on evaluation of the decay parameters. In order to reduce noise effects, various methods have been applied, including truncation of an RIR. In this paper, a procedure for the response truncation based on a model of RIR (nonlinear decay model) is presented. The model is represented by an exponential decay plus stationary noise. Unknown parameters of the model are calculated by an optimization that minimizes the difference between the curve generated by the model and the target one of the response to be truncated. Different curves can be applied in the optimization—absolute value of the RIR, logarithmic decay curve, and Schroeder curve obtained by the backward integration of the RIR. The proposed procedure is tested on various synthesized and measured impulse responses. It is compared with the procedure taken from the literature, often applied in practice.
Automated estimation of the truncation of room impulse response by applying a nonlinear decay model
Marko Janković, Dejan G. Ćirić, Aleksandar Pantić; Automated estimation of the truncation of room impulse response by applying a nonlinear decay model. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 1 March 2016; 139 (3): 1047–1057. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.4941657
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