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A spatial active noise control (ANC) method taking prior information on the approximate direction of primary noise sources into consideration is proposed. ANC aims to cancel incoming primary noise using secondary loudspeakers. Conventional multipoint ANC does not guarantee the reduction of noise between multiple discrete control points; therefore, several attempts have been made to reduce the noise over an entire target region, i.e., by spatial ANC.

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Online secondary path modeling is appealing for most active noise control systems due to its benefit of effective tracking of the varying acoustic environment and possible variation of the control sources and sensors. However, the usually utilized additive noise method inevitably leads to the increase of residual noise. Recently we have found that it is possible to model the secondary path without any auxiliary noise as long as the noise to be controlled is not of line spectral property.

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Active noise control (ANC) over space is a well-researched topic where multi-microphone, multi-loudspeaker systems are designed to minimize the noise over a spatial region of interest. In this paper, we perform an initial study on the more complex problem of simultaneous noise control over multiple target regions using a single ANC system. In particular, we investigate the maximum active noise control performance over the multiple target regions, given a particular setup of secondary loudspeakers.

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A method for feedforward active noise control (ANC) over a spatial region is proposed. Conventional multipoint ANC aims to reduce the noise at multiple discrete positions; therefore, the noise reduction in the region between these points cannot be guaranteed. Recent studies revealed the possibility of spatial ANC, i.e., noise control in a continuous target region.

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The aim of spatial active noise control (ANC) is to attenuate noise over a certain space. Although a large-scale system is required to
achieve spatial ANC, mode-domain signal processing makes it possible to reduce the computational cost and improve the performance.
A higher-order source (HOS) has an advantage in sound field control due to its controllable directivity patterns. An array of HOS
can suppress an undesired exterior sound propagation while occupying a smaller physical space than a conventional omnidirectional

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Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) is a well researched topic for minimizing unwanted acoustic noise, and spatial ANC is a recently introduced concept that focuses on continuous spatial regions. Adaptive filter designing for spatial ANC is often based on frequency-domain spherical harmonic decomposition method, which has a major limitation due to the increased system latency. In this paper, we develop a time-domain spherical harmonic based signal decomposition method and use it to develop two time-space domain feed-forward adaptive filters for spatial ANC.

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