# Phase Estimation in speech enhancement

I am reading a recent paper titled "Phase Estimation of Speech Enhancement - unimportant, important, or impossible?" by Grekmann et al. published in the 2012 the IEEE convention. The paper proposes an algorithm for estimating the phase of the noisy speech.

can anyone help me please on understanding what is meant by "angular frequency of the harmonic component dominant in band k" ?

According to their model given by Eq. (2), voiced speech is assumed to consist of a weighted sum of sinusoids with frequencies that are multiples of the fundamental frequency. They assume that in each frequency band $k$ there is one dominant harmonic with normalized angular frequency $\Omega_h^k$, which is the harmonic that is closest to the frequency corresponding to the $k^{th}$ frequency bin of the FFT. The frequency of this harmonic is used to estimate the current phase in band $k$ from the previous phase value in that band according to Eq. (3).