Bandwidth extension of narrowband speech
Document typeConference report
PublisherUniversidad Politécnica de Valencia
Rights accessOpen Access
Recently, 4G mobile phone systems have been designed to process wideband speech signals whose sampling frequency is 16 kHz. However, most part of mobile and classical phone network, and current 3G mobile phones, still process narrowband speech signals whose sampling frequency is 8 kHz. During next future, all these systems must be living together. Therefore, sometimes a wideband speech signal (with a bandwidth up to 7,2 kHz) should be estimated from an available narrowband one (whose frequency band is 300-3400 Hz). In this work, different techniques of audio bandwidth extension have been implemented and evaluated. First, a simple non-model-based algorithm (interpolation algorithm) has been implemented. Second, a model-based algorithm (linear mapping) have been designed and evaluated in comparison to previous one. Several CMOS (Comparison Mean Opinion Score)  listening tests show that performance of Linear Mapping algorithm clearly overcomes the other one. Results of these tests are very close to those corresponding to original wideband speech signal.
CitationExpósito, M.; Salavedra, J. Bandwidth extension of narrowband speech. A: Simposium Nacional de la Unión Científica Internacional de Radio. "Actas del XXIX Simposium Nacional de la Unión Científica Internacional de Radio". Valencia: Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, 2014.
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