Active noise control for open windows



Over the last decades, the applications of the active noise control system are broadened. In this study, the active noise control is modeled to reduce the noise pass through an open window. The objective is to define a suitable location for the control sources and error microphones to achieve more noise level reduction at the other side of the window. The performances of the active noise control system are calculated for two different arrangements: (1) the control sources on the edge of the opening and (2) the control sources distributed on the surface of the window. Furthermore, two cost functions are considered to model the noise control system including the minimization of the total squared pressure at cancellation points and the minimization of sound intensity at the surface of the aperture.