A Block-Based Combined Scheme Exploiting Sparsity In Nonlinear Acoustic Echo Cancellation
Danilo Comminiello, Sapienza University of Rome
Michele Scarpiniti, Sapienza University of Rome
Luis Antonio Azpicueta-Ruiz, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Jerónimo Arenas-García, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Aurelio Uncini, Sapienza University of Rome

Abstract:
Nonlinear acoustic echo cancellation (NAEC) aims at estimating both the acoustic impulse response and the nonlinearities affecting the desired signal. Both the modeling processes show behaviors of sparse nature from an energy point of view. In this paper, we propose an adaptive NAEC algorithm that takes advantage of such sparsity behaviors to improve echo cancellation performance. The proposed scheme is characterized by two block-based adaptive combinations of proportionate adaptive filters, having different strategies, devoted respectively to the estimation of the linear and nonlinear responses. The proposed model is assessed in NAEC problems, where its advantages and effectiveness are shown.