Paul Kendrick

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This letter proposes a new variable tap-length least-mean-square (LMS) algorithm for applications in which the unknown filter impulse response sequence has an exponential decay envelope. The algorithm is designed to minimize the mean-square deviation (MSD) between the optimal and adaptive filter weight vectors at each iteration. Simulation results show the(More)
This paper compares two methods for extracting room acoustic parameters from reverberated speech and music. An approach which uses statistical machine learning, previously developed for speech, is extended to work with music. For speech, reverberation time estimations are within a perceptual difference limen of the true value. For music, virtually all early(More)
A new variable step-size least-mean-square (VSSLMS) algorithm is presented in this paper for applications in which the desired response contains nonstationary noise with high variance. The step size of the proposed VSSLMS algorithm is controlled by the normalized square Euclidean norm of the averaged gradient vector, and is henceforth referred to as the(More)
A new framework is proposed in this paper to solve the reverberation time (RT) estimation problem in occupied rooms. In this framework, blind source separation (BSS) is combined with an adaptive noise canceller (ANC) to remove the noise from the passively received reverberant speech signal. A polyfit preprocessing step is then used to extract the free decay(More)
A new method, employing machine learning techniques and a modified low frequency envelope spectrum estimator, for estimating important room acoustic parameters including reverberation time (RT) and early decay time (EDT) from received music signals has been developed. It overcomes drawbacks found in applying music signals directly to the envelope spectrum(More)
Lettuce seedlings are attracting interest in the computing world due to their capacity to become hybrid circuit components, more specifically, in the creation of living 'wires'. Previous studies have shown that seedlings can be hybridised with gold nanoparticles and withstand mild electrical currents. In this study, lettuce seedlings were hybridised with a(More)