Active noise control (ANC) has been implemented using analog filters to reduce broadband noise from a small axial cooling fan. Previous work successfully attenuated narrow-band, tonal portions of the noise using a digital controller. The practical performance limits of this system were reached and it was desirable to attenuate the noise further. Additional research, therefore, sought to attenuate broadband noise from the fan using a digital controller, but performance was limited by the group delay inherent in the digital signal processor (DSP). Current research attempts to further attenuate broadband noise and improve performance of the system by combining the tonal controller with an analog feedback controller. An analog controller is implemented in parallel with the digital controller without degrading the performance of either individual controller. Broadband noise is attenuated in a certain frequency region, but at the expense of increasing noise in adjacent frequency regions. Results show that a single-input single-output (SISO) controller is preferable to a multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) controller for this system.
College and Department
Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Physics and Astronomy
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Duke, Cole Victor, "Analog Feedback Control of Broadband Fan Noise" (2012). Theses and Dissertations. 3646.
active noise control, fan noise, feedback control, analog filters