Source separation and beamforming

Weiss, Stephan (2021) Source separation and beamforming. In: UDRC-EURASIP Summer School 2021, 2021-06-28 - 2021-07-01, University of Edinburgh.

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As part of the last day of the UDRC 2021 summer school, this presentation provides an overview over polynomial matrix methods. The use of polynomial matrices is motivated through a number of broadband multichannel problems, involving space-time covariance matrices, filter banks, or wideband MIMO systems. We extend the utility of EVD from narrowband to broadband solutions via a number of factorisation algorithms belonging to the second order sequential rotation or sequential matrix diagonalisation families of algorithms. In a second part of this presentation, a number of application areas are explored, ranging from precoder and equaliser design for broadband MIMO communications systems, to broadband angle of arrival estimation, broadband beamforming, and the problem of identifying source-sensor transfer paths from the second order statistics of the sensor signals.