Underwater Telephone Systems

The wireless underwater communication has many civil and military applications and the interest in this field has grown over the last decades. Wireless signal transmission enables the communication with autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) and roboter. Furthermore, with the help of wireless communication the oceans can get surveyed and monitored.

Another application is the underwater telephone, which enables the communication with and in between submarines and divers. The conventional techniques for wireless, terrestrial communications cannot be used for the signal transmission underwater, because water as a transmission medium has different characteristics to air. High attenuation and non-linearity’s like the Doppler effect, multipath-propagation and rising underwater noise leads to a severe decrease in transmission quality, in particular over big distances. The general technique for communication with submarines has not changed much since the second world war.

The recent research tries to improve the signal quality and signal range while complying with the NATO-standards.

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Recent Publications

J. Reermann, P. Durdaut, S. Salzer, T. Demming,A. Piorra, E. Quandt, N. Frey, M. Höft, and G. Schmidt: Evaluation of Magnetoelectric Sensor Systems for Cardiological Applications, Measurement (Elsevier), ISSN 0263-2241, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.measurement.2017.09.047, 2017

S. Graf, T. Herbig, M. Buck, G. Schmidt: Low-Complexity Pitch Estimation Based on Phase Differences Between Low-Resolution Spectra, Proc. Interspeech, pp. 2316 -2320, 2017


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Schmidt

E-Mail: gus@tf.uni-kiel.de

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Faculty of Engineering
Institute for Electrical Engineering and Information Engineering
Digital Signal Processing and System Theory

Kaiserstr. 2
24143 Kiel, Germany

Recent News

Jens Reermann Defended his Dissertation with Distinction

On Friday, 21st of June, Jens Reermann defended his research on signals processing for magnetoelectric sensor systems very successfully. After 90 minutes of talk and question time he finished his PhD with distinction. Congratulations, Jens, from the entire DSS team.

Jens worked for about three and a half years - as part of the collaborative research center (SFB) 1261 - on all kinds of signal ...

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