Analysis of distortion in audio signals introduced by microphone motion

Vladimir Tourbabin, Boaz Rafaely

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Signals recorded by microphones form the basis for a wide range of audio signal processing systems. In some applications, such as humanoid robots, the microphones may be moving while recording the audio signals. A common practice is to assume that the microphone is stationary within a short time frame. Although this assumption may be reasonable under some conditions, there is currently no theoretical framework that predicts the level of signal distortion due to motion as a function of system parameters. This paper presents such a framework, for linear and circular microphone motion, providing upper bounds on the motioninduced distortion, and showing that the dependence of this upper bound on motion speed, signal frequency, and timeframe duration, is linear. A simulation study of a humanoid robot rotating its head while recording a speech signal validates the theoretical results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 24th European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO 2016
PublisherEuropean Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780992862657
StatePublished - 28 Nov 2016
Event24th European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO 2016 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 28 Aug 20162 Sep 2016

Publication series

NameEuropean Signal Processing Conference
ISSN (Print)2219-5491


Conference24th European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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