Federico Traverso

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Traditional hearing aids are limited by the absence of spatial selectivity. Superdirective microphone array can recover such limit, performing a spatial filtering to achieve an augmented SNR. We present Glassense, a platform hosting a double microphone array connected to a processing unit and mounted on the frame of common glasses. The platform has the(More)
For linear arrays with fixed steering and an inter-element spacing smaller than one half of the wavelength, end-fire steering of a data-independent beamformer offers better directivity than broadside steering. The introduction of a lower bound on the white noise gain ensures the necessary robustness against random array errors and sensor mismatches.(More)
The knowledge of the impact of sensors tolerances in the beamformer performance is of crucial importance in many design cases, especially when superdirective arrays are employed. The availability of the array characteristics (i.e. perturbations on sensors responses and elements displacement), allows to obtain an expectation of the system capabilities(More)
Linear arrays steered to end-fire provide superdirective robust performance if a constraint is imposed on the white-noise gain. Filter-and-sum beamformers achieve the maximum constrained directivity by tuning their complex weights over the frequency. Delay-and-sum beamformers have simpler structures, but their weights are fixed and optimized at a given(More)
In this paper we propose and assess a technique to tune the trade-off between the directivity and the robustness of a frequency-invariant beam pattern, without the need to modify the designed FIR filters. Starting from a filter-and-sum beamformer over a superdirective array, synthesized by a stochastic and analytic method, which possesses the maximum(More)
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