News from 2019
On Thursday, August 15th, we participated in the "Kiel Science Walk" (Wissenschaftssapziergang) that is organized by the city of Kiel. About 20 interested people visited us. First Dr. Frank Paul in his role as the manager of our institution gave a short talk about current facts and the history of our faculty. Afterwards, our real-time time system KiRAT as well as the some (theoretical) basics of our research projects were explained. The main part of this event were then five lab demonstrations that were presented by virutally all of our PhD students. We hope that the "science walkers" enjoyed their visit in our labs. Further details can be found here.
A few weeks ago our new research car (a V class from Daimler) arrived here and now we start to prepare the van for the next level of our research on in-car communication. Since Anton is in his "second live" a very gifted carpenter he started built up the housing for our real-time systems that will be placed in the trunk. Let's see how the car will look like in a few weeks ...
Last Tuesday, we decided to do our three-weekly science slam at the beach in Mönkeberg. Since it was very warm the days before we planned to combine this science slam with a picknick at the beach. However, at this specific day the temperature dropped a lot and we had really strong wind and also some rain. Thus, we did the science slam, but returned afterwards to the faculty and had our picknick there. Anyhow, it was fun to have another outside sience slam as you can see at the picture.
On Tuesday, July 2nd, we did the first test of our new underwater drone at the beach of Möltenort (near Mönkeberg). The new drone is able to do high resolution unterwater pictures and videos, which allows us to see how our underwater research equipment is "behaving" below MISSy and CASSy (our two research vessels). The drone is controlled via WIFI with a remote station that swims on the water. The drone is connected to the remote station via a 50 m cable which is also the range of our "missions". Now we are prepared for the next steps with our SONAR research.
Thorben, Kevin, Tobias and Bastian extended our framework and the tools that are supporting it such that one the one hand TensorFlow is supported now and - on the other hand - that KiRAT is now fully functional also with the operating system Linux. The support of TensorFlow is important since it allows to train our models offline with this important tool, but to realize the corresponding estimations and decisions in real-time in KiRAT. Well done, Gentleman.
On Thuesday, June 25th, about 30 pupils from the Isarnwohld school in Gettorf visited us. First a couple of Bachelor students shared their experiences about the "transition" from school to university and make some common remarks on the "life of studnets". Thanks again to the students for their help here. Afterwards we had several demonstrations ranging from medical applications over automotive to underwater signal processing. We hope that the pupil enjoyed their visit in our labs. Some more details about this event can be found here.
On Monday, 27th of May, CASSy - our new research platform for underwater signal processing arrived at the technical faculty. Thorben, Alexej, and Owe "pulled" her home from Wismar, where she was produced. CASSy is financed by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and, of course, we deliver a very big thank you to the DFG for the support.
Beside CASSy (the ship) we will get also a new MIMO-SONAR hardware (also funded by the DFG) that allows for new SONAR and communication modes, which we are happy to investigate in the near future.
On Thursday, 25th of April, members of the IHK (Chamber of Industry and Commerce) visited our DSS group at the technical faculty.
Our visitors first listened to a talk about the work of our department – real-time signal processing for sensors in the field of medicine, speech and sonar.
Afterwards we showed our guests some live demos regarding our research fields. We would like to thank our visitors for the nice evening with very interesting discussions!