Encyclopedia of Continuum Mechanics

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Active Control of Sound, Applications of

  • Malte MisolEmail author
  • Stephan Algermissen
  • Thomas Haase
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-53605-6_282-1



The active control of sound is realized with active noise reduction systems. These systems are made up of actuators, sensors and digital signal processing. Unlike classical passive sound control the active control of sound is especially effective at low frequencies. Active noise reduction systems are able to reduce unwanted sound with a minimum of added mass and volume which makes them useful for lightweight applications for example in the automotive or aerospace industry.





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Authors and Affiliations

  • Malte Misol
    • 1
    Email author
  • Stephan Algermissen
    • 1
  • Thomas Haase
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive SystemsGerman Aerospace Center (DLR)BrunswickGermany

Section editors and affiliations

  • Hans Peter Monner
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Faserverbundleichtbau und Adaptronik, Abteilung AdaptronikDeutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)BraunschweigGermany