Real Time Implementation of Voice Activity Detection based on False Acceptance Regulation

Charaf Eddine Chelloug, Siscom Laboratory, Department of Electronic University of Constantine 1, 25000, Constantine, Algeria., Atef Farrouki, Siscom Laboratory, Department of Electronic University of Constantine 1, 25000, Constantine, Algeria.
2020 International Journal on Electrical Engineering and Informatics  
In speech compression systems, Voice Activity Detection (VAD) is frequently used to distinguish active voice from other noisy sounds. In this paper, a robust approach of VAD is presented to deal with non-stationary noisy environments. The proposed algorithm exploits adaptive thresholding technique to keep a desired False Acceptance (FA) rate. Iterative hypothesis tests, using signal energy, are implemented to discard or to accept the successive audio frames as active voice. According to the
more » ... ccording to the stationary property of the speech, we provide a smoothing method to obtain final VAD decisions. The main contribution of the proposed algorithm concerns its ability to automatically adjust the energy threshold according to the local noise estimator. We analyzed the proposed approach by presenting a comparison with the G.729-B via the NOIZEUS database. The VAD architecture is implemented on a Microcontroller-based system (MCU). Several tests have been conducted by performing real time acquisition via the Input/Output ports of the MCU-system.
doi:10.15676/ijeei.2020.12.3.13 fatcat:keruhcm3ubblthag2qcxr6rpaq