A Hybrid Active Noise Control System for the Attenuation of Road Noise Inside a Vehicle Cabin

This paper proposed a local active control method for the reduction of road noise inside a vehicle cabin. A multichannel simplified hybrid active noise control (sHANC) system was first developed and applied to the rear left seat of a large sport utility vehicle (SUV). The attenuation capability of the sHANC system was investigated through simulations, using reference signals provided by accelerometers on the suspensions and bodywork of the vehicle and microphones on the floor of cabin, respectively. It was shown that compared to the traditional feedforward system, the sHANC system using either vibrational or acoustical reference signals can produce a significant suppression of the narrowband peak noise between 75 and 80 Hz, but the system lost the control capability in a range of 100–500 Hz when the acoustic signals were used as references. To reduce the practical implementation costs while maintaining excellent reduction performance, a modified simplified hybrid ANC (msHANC) system was further proposed, in which combined vibrational and acoustical signals were used as reference signals. The off-line analyses showed that four reference accelerometers can be substituted by ten microphones without compromising attenuation performance, with 3.7 dBA overall noise reduction being achieved. The effect of delays on the reduction performance of msHANC system was also investigated. The result showed that the msHANC system was more sensitive to the delays compared to the sHANC system if using only vibrational reference signals.


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  • Created Date: Dec 28 2020 2:24PM