%0 Journal Article
	%A Takaaki Ishibashi
	%D 2010
	%J International Journal of Electronics and Communication Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 45, 2010
	%T Blind Source Separation based on the Estimation for the Number of the Blind Sources under a Dynamic Acoustic Environment
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/13232
	%V 45
	%X Independent component analysis can estimate unknown
source signals from their mixtures under the assumption that the
source signals are statistically independent. However, in a real environment,
the separation performance is often deteriorated because
the number of the source signals is different from that of the sensors.
In this paper, we propose an estimation method for the number of
the sources based on the joint distribution of the observed signals
under two-sensor configuration. From several simulation results, it
is found that the number of the sources is coincident to that of
peaks in the histogram of the distribution. The proposed method can
estimate the number of the sources even if it is larger than that of
the observed signals. The proposed methods have been verified by
several experiments.
	%P 1420 - 1425