David Rinman will defended his Master thesis on 13 June 2022

David Rinman will defended his Master thesis in MPCAS at the Chalmers University of Technology on 13 June 2022 at 13:00.

Monitoring Monitors; ML-based Anomaly Detection in Loudspeakers

Measuring the input voltage and current passing through a loudspeker and comparing the results to a parametric model is a way to monitor the condition of a loudspeaker in amplifiers. Prior research has shown that this can be done using music as input signal and can therefore work in commercial audio applications during normal operation. However, this solution requires modelling the specific loudspeaker setup which can be impractical in real-world scenarios. The aim of this project is to attempt to overcome these limitations by applying machine learning to the problem of anomaly detection in loudspeakers. Data is collected while playing music through two real functioning speakers where anomalies are simulated by disturbing the movement of their diaphragms. Three models are proposed and evaluated, two of which are based on deep neural networks. The results show that all three models are capable of learning a representation of one of the loudspeakers and detect deviances in these representations, however not for all of the simulated anomalies. Furthermore, the robustness of the models in prescence of nonlinear loudspeaker behavior is examined, and the limitations and benefits of the models are discussed. Finally, suggestions for future research directions are proposed.

Name of the master programme: MPCAS – Complex Adaptive Systems
Examiner: Giovanni Volpe
Supervisor: Jesper Pedersen (MusicTribe)
Opponent: TBA

Place: van Bahr
Time: 13 June, 2022, 13:00

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