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Method for Measuring Distortions in Speech Signals during Transmission over a Communication Channel to a Biometric Identification System

Measurement Techniques. 2021. Vol. 63. No. 11. P. 917-925.
Savchenko V. V., Savchenko A.

The present paper discusses the problem of distortions in speech signals transmitted over a communication channel to a biometric system during voice-based remote identification. A possible rectification approach involves a preliminary correction of the frequency spectrum of the received signal based on the pre-distortion principle. Taking into account a priori uncertainty, a new information indicator of speech signal distortions is proposed, along with a method for its measurement under conditions of small observation samples. An example of fast practical implementation of the method based on a parametric spectral analysis algorithm is considered. Results of an experimental test of the proposed approach are provided for three different communication channel instantiations. It is shown that the proposed method facilitates the transformation of an initially distorted speech signal into compliance with a registered voice template using an acceptable algorithmic information discrimination criterion. The described approach may be used in existing biometric systems and speaker identification technologies.