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Active Noise Control in Home Environment
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Automatic Control.
2003 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Disturbing noise is a growing problem in the society. Also in the home environment noise making devices exist, for example the vacuum cleaner. A simple way to decrease the annoyance from a vacuum cleaner is to use personal passive ear defenders. A problem with passive ear defenders is that they also attenuate wanted signals, such as speech or music.

In this thesis a pair of prototype active ear defenders for vacuum cleaner noise attenuation have been developed and evaluated. Active noise control technology was used, which solved the problem with wanted signal attenuation. A measured noise reference was used with a pair of open earphones as actuator.

The overall cancellation performance of the prototype system was quite low for vacuum cleaner noise. Due to that the coherence between the measured noise reference and the unwanted noise was low. Wanted signals were shown to be just slightly affected by the prototype system. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. , 31 p.
National Category
Control Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-109486OAI: diva2:582553
Subject / course
Automatic Control
Educational program
Master of Science in Engineering
Available from: 2013-01-28 Created: 2013-01-04 Last updated: 2013-01-28Bibliographically approved

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