Audiometer

Last Wednesday (17.10.2018) we obtained our first audiometer. With this audiometer we are able to conduct both pure-tone audiometry up to 12.5 kHz and basic speech intelligibility tests. The tests may be perfomed for either air/bone conduction or in the free field. Now we can analyze the hearing capabilities of our test subjects, which will help us when performing subjective tests. Special thanks to the DFG for financial support for the audiometer.

DSS-Retreat 2018

At the end of October (24.10.2018 till 27.10.2018) we spent again a few days on the island Sylt to reflect our past, current, and future research work. This included all Ph.D. topics but also the general direction of our research. Of course, also teaching and team related issues were discussed. Beside all that official work we also enjoyed the time on that beautiful island with several common activities.

Next MISSy Test

On July, 28th we had our next test with MISSy. This time our second approach of our steering concept as well as the GPS module in KiRAT were tested in terms of hard- and software. Furthermore, we decided to go to an (for us) unknown beach area and see if we were able to put MISSy quickly and savely into water.

The "water test" including the test of our trailor extenstion was very successful. Everythink works as expected. However, we still had some ideas for further improvements - as usual.

Also the GPS module works as expected. We guess that we had an average error of 1 to 3 m, which is o.k. for us. Special thanks to Frederik Kühne, who implemented the GPS module as part of his Bachelor thesis. However, while using the module some ideas for further improvments came up.

Our new steering concept works much better comparted to the previous one. However, since rather strong forces appeare when steering MISSy our gear transmission was not strong enough. Well, something to do for the next test. Anyhow, we had a lot of fun while performing this next MISSy test.

New Lecture - Fundamentals of Acoustics

Starting this winter term the DSS group offers a new lecture entiteled "Fundamentals of Acoustcs". The lecture is given by Dr. Jan Abshagen (see picture). It will be a 3+1 lecture which takes place once a week. The lecture will cover the following topics:

  • fundamentals of vibrations,
  • theory of sound fields,
  • sound and systems,
  • transducers,
  • sound-structure interaction,
  • ship acoustics,
  • acoustic sensor systems,
  • underwater noise measurement,
  • impulsive underwater noise ,
  • oceanographic instruments.

Further details can be found here.

Best Master Degree in Economics Engineering of the Year 2018 for Christin Bald

On Friday, 29th of June, the Faculty of Engineering had the traditional summer event. During that event also the best finshing students of each study programme were honored.

Christin Bald who started last year her Ph.D. in our group was the best finishing student in the Master programme "Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen". Christin, congratulations from all of us.

Furthermore, Seedo Paul, who attended virtually all of the DSS lectures and did also his master thesis with us (anti-noise helmets for fire fighters), was honered as well. Seedo was the best "finisher" in the Master programme "Digital Communications". Seedo, also congratulations from the entire DSS team.

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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

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