Yue Ivan Wu

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—The acoustic vector-sensor is a practical and versatile sound-measurement system, for applications in-room, open-air, or underwater. Its far-field measurement model has been introduced into signal processing over a decade ago; and many direction-finding algorithms have since been developed for acoustic vector-sensors, but only for far-field sources.(More)
Herein investigated are computationally simple microphone-array beamformers that are independent of the frequency-spectra of all signals, all interference, and all noises. These beamformers allow the listener to tune the desired azimuth-elevation "look direction." No prior information is needed of the interference. These beamformers deploy a physically(More)
—For a directional (a.k.a. directive) transceiver mis-aligned towards an omni-directional transceiver, the multipaths' time-of-arrival (TOA) distribution is herein derived in closed form explicitly in terms of the " geometric modeling" parameters. This derivation allows the directional beamwidth to mis-point to any arbitrary azimuth-direction, even if(More)
The conventional direction of arrival (DOA) estimation algorithm with static sources assumption usually estimates the source angles of two adjacent moments independently and the correlation of the moments is not considered. In this article, we focus on the DOA estimation of moving sources and a modified particle filtering (MPF) algorithm is proposed with(More)
Piezoelectric actuation is widely used for the active vibration control of smart structural systems, and corresponding research has largely focused on linear electromechanical devices. This paper investigates the design and analysis of a novel piezoelectric actuator that uses a piezoelectric cantilever beam with a loading spring to produce displacement(More)
—A new adaptive " beamforming " signal-processing algorithm is developed to locate the loudest noise sources aboard a railcar that passes by a trackside immobile microphone array. This proposed microphone-array beamformer tracks the railcar's spatial movement with the aid of two inaudible acoustic beacons placed aboard the railcar. The proposed scheme then(More)
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