The paper discusses a measurement approach for the room impulse response (RIR), which is insensitive to the nonlinearities that affect the measurement instruments. The approach employs as measurement signals the perfect periodic sequences for Wiener nonlinear (WN) filters. Perfect periodic sequences (PPSs) are periodic sequences that guarantee the perfect orthogonality of a filter basis functions over a period. The PPSs for WN filters are appealing for RIR measurement, since their sample distribution is almost Gaussian and provides a low excitation to the highest amplitudes. RIR measurement using PPSs for WN filters is studied and its advantages and limitations are discussed. The derivation of PPSs for WN filters suitable for RIR measurement is detailed. Limitations in the identification given by the underestimation of RIR memory, order of nonlinearity, and effect of measurement noise are analysed and estimated. Finally, experimental results, which involve both simulations using signals affected by real nonlinear devices and real RIR measurements in the presence of nonlinearities, compare the proposed approach with the ones that are based on PPSs for Legendre nonlinear filter, maximal length sequences, and exponential sweeps.
Robust room impulse response measurement using perfect periodic sequences for wiener nonlinear filters / Carini, A.; Cecchi, S.; Orcioni, S.. - In: ELECTRONICS. - ISSN 2079-9292. - ELETTRONICO. - 9:11(2020), pp. 1-19. [10.3390/electronics9111793]