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Missing speech packet reconstruction based on the short-time energy and the zero-crossings

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Date Issued:
1991
Summary:
A waveform substitution technique using interpolation based on such slow varying parameters of speech as short-time energy and average zero-crossing rate is developed for a packetized speech communication system. The system uses 64 Kbps conventional PCM for encoding and takes advantage of active talkpurts and silence intervals to increase the utilization efficiency of a digital link. The short-time energy and average zero-crossing rates calculated for the purpose of determining talkpurts are transmitted in a preceeding packet. Hence, when a packet is pronounced "lost", its envelope and frequency characteristics are obtained from the previous packet and used to synthetize a substitution waveform which is free of annoying sounds that are due to abrupt changes in amplitude. Informal listening tests show that tolerable packet loss rate up to 40% are achievable with these procedures.
Title: Missing speech packet reconstruction based on the short-time energy and the zero-crossings.
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Name(s): Castelluccia, Claude.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Erdol, Nurgun, Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1991
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 144 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: A waveform substitution technique using interpolation based on such slow varying parameters of speech as short-time energy and average zero-crossing rate is developed for a packetized speech communication system. The system uses 64 Kbps conventional PCM for encoding and takes advantage of active talkpurts and silence intervals to increase the utilization efficiency of a digital link. The short-time energy and average zero-crossing rates calculated for the purpose of determining talkpurts are transmitted in a preceeding packet. Hence, when a packet is pronounced "lost", its envelope and frequency characteristics are obtained from the previous packet and used to synthetize a substitution waveform which is free of annoying sounds that are due to abrupt changes in amplitude. Informal listening tests show that tolerable packet loss rate up to 40% are achievable with these procedures.
Identifier: 14704 (digitool), FADT14704 (IID), fau:11495 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.E.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1991.
Subject(s): Packet switching (Data transmission)
Speech processing systems
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