Measuring performance limits of subband adaptive systems

Alexander Stenger, Rudolf Rabenstein, Stephan Weiss, Robert Stewart

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We discuss a method to measure the convergence limits of general subband adaptive systems due to non-ideal filter banks. Aliasing caused in such filter bank presents a distortion to the subband adaptive system which forms a lower limit for the minimum mean squared error. The accuracy of the achievable model is given by the transfer function of the filter bank. To measure both aliasing and filter bank distortions, we employ the measurement technique by Heinle and Schussler (see Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, Atlanta, GA, p.2754-57, 1996). The presented approach is applicable to a wide range of subband adaptive filter systems. Examples for the measured limits are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Record of the Thirty-Second Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems & Computers, 1998.
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0780351487
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1998
Event32nd Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers - Pacific Grove, CA, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Nov 19984 Nov 1998


Conference32nd Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityPacific Grove, CA


  • acoustic distortion
  • acoustic measurements
  • adaptive filters
  • adaptive signal processing

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