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Professor Stephen Elliott

Professor of Adaptive Systems

Research interests

  • Professor Elliott's research interests have been mainly concerned with the connections between the physical world and digital signal processing.
  • The research was originally related to the active control of sound and vibration. This work has resulted in the demonstration of active control in cars, helicopters and propeller aircraft and the authorship of the books "Active Control of Sound" with P.A. Nelson, "Active Control of Vibration" with C.R. Fuller and P.A. Nelson and, most recently, "Signal Processing for Active Control".The active control research has traditionally involved the reduction of unwanted noise, most recently on luxury yachts, but has recently developed to the reproduction of sound signals, such as music, in specific regions of space, so that, for example, the driver of a car can listen to Radio 4, while a child in the back of the car can listen to a Disney DVD.He is also involved in working on the growing body of work on modelling the mechanics of the cochlea and the functioning of cochlear implants, as below. This is important not only for communication and speech processing systems, but also in order to help understand the causes of hearing impairment and how they might be overcome.

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Email: s.j.elliott@soton.ac.uk

Address: B13, East Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)

Research

Research groups

Research interests

  • Professor Elliott's research interests have been mainly concerned with the connections between the physical world and digital signal processing.
  • The research was originally related to the active control of sound and vibration. This work has resulted in the demonstration of active control in cars, helicopters and propeller aircraft and the authorship of the books "Active Control of Sound" with P.A. Nelson, "Active Control of Vibration" with C.R. Fuller and P.A. Nelson and, most recently, "Signal Processing for Active Control".The active control research has traditionally involved the reduction of unwanted noise, most recently on luxury yachts, but has recently developed to the reproduction of sound signals, such as music, in specific regions of space, so that, for example, the driver of a car can listen to Radio 4, while a child in the back of the car can listen to a Disney DVD.He is also involved in working on the growing body of work on modelling the mechanics of the cochlea and the functioning of cochlear implants, as below. This is important not only for communication and speech processing systems, but also in order to help understand the causes of hearing impairment and how they might be overcome.

Current research

Active Control of Sound and Vibration on a Luxury Yacht
Active Control of Road Noise in a Car
Active Position Control of Flexible Structures
Active Structural Acoustic Control
Cochlear modelling of distortion product otoacoustic emissions
Compensation filters for feedback control units with proof-mass electrodynamic actuators
Decentralised control units for vibration control in cars
DigiTwin
Directive Warning Sounds for Electric Vehicles
Generating a Personal Listening Zone from a Mobile Device
Generation of Multiple Independent Listening Zones in a Vehicle Cabin
Local Control of Sound
Modelling the voltage distribution due to a cochlear implant
Power modelling for cochlear implants
Prediction of ultrasonic wave propagation in aircraft structures for crack monitoring
Robust control algorithms
Robust transducer selection
The effect of active noise control on the sound quality in cars
The research of wave motion in coupled system by using finite element method
Waves in loudspeaker cones
Hybrid active and passive structural noise control
Active Control of Sound and Vibration

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Sponsor: EPSRC

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