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Honors Project

Abstract

People face the problem of sound source localization and separation in situations where they attempt to localize and focus on a source of sound among a dissonance of conversations and background noise. This paper synthesizes a sound source localization routine. We utilize a general source separation technique, Independent Component Analysis.. Particularly, basic ICA was applied to separate mixtures of low frequency, narrow band, non-Gaussian signals by using closely spaced uni-directional microphones. The localization routine worked with an average condition number of 10. The routine was tested on data collected in a laboratory.

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