2009 Volume 6 Issue 1 Pages 20-26
Subband adaptive filters are preferred in acoustic echo cancellation systems with long echo tail lengths due to speed of convergence and complexity savings. Recently, a new and novel subband affine projection (SAP) algorithm was reported based on the polyphase decomposition of the adaptive filter and noble identities. For good system performance it is important to have a good variable step size (VSS) algorithm as part of an adaptive filter. In this paper, based on the method of delay coefficients (DC), we propose1 a VSS algorithm for the SAP adaptive filter, which is called as delay coefficients based variable step size subband affine projection algorithm (DC-VSS-SAP). We examine in detail the similarities and differences between DC method for the subband and fullband scenarios. Further, we show how the method of DC can be used to detect changes in echo paths and speed up convergence of the adaptive filter.