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.

> Hello World.

Congratulations to Wiebke and Marco to their first baby. We don't want to share too much information about size and weight of young Jonte, since it has something of this card game "Quartett" that we played in our youth. Anyhow, we were pretty impressed by both numbers! One sentence about the title of this article: it's hard to see in the picture, but we ordered rompers for Jonte with the letters "> HELLO WORLD." on it. We are engineers, sorry.…

Philipp is now "Doc Bulling"

On Monday, 10th of September 2018, Philipp Bulling sucessfully defended his dissertation on speech enhancement for in-car communication systems. His work focused mainly on the control of adaptive feedback cancellation filters (details can be found here). After an excellent talk Philipp gave very good answers to the questions of the committee and at around 11:30 h everythings war over and we had a small celebration (thanks also to Philipp's parents for preparing that part of the defense). An finally of…

Summer Event 2018

Last Friday we clebrated our yearly summer event in combinantion with the summer meeting of the Gesellschaft für angewandte Signalverarbeitung e.V. First, the year was reviewed from the perspective of the professors (talk from Gerhard Schmidt), the Ph.D. students (talk from Finn Spitz), and the bachelor and master students (talk from Jonas Weiss and Alexander Wilbrandt). Afterwards Eric Elzenheimer (as beeing member of the executive Committee of GaS e.V.) handed over the price for the best thesis in the area…

New Low-delay Audio Hardware

Anton and Alexej are ready now with the preparation of our new low-delay hardware for our embedded lab. The hardware, so-called bela boards, can handle up to 10 inputs and 10 outputs and can operate with a round-trip delay of about 1 ms. The boards are programmed in C/C++ and allow for very "nice" audio examples. Currently we implement speech enhancement algorithms, anti-noise systems, and virtual reality approaches (in terms of "audio-only reality") as student projects using the boards. If…

Christening our First Boat

On July, 19th we christened our (first) small ship. It got the name "MISSy", which stands for "MIMO SONAR System". We did this at the "Kitzeberger Strand". Beside having a small party due to the event, we also did several measurements. One of them was testing a first version of our underwater telephone system. One subscriber was located at the pier, while the second one were Thorben and Alexej cruising with MISSy about 100 to 200 m in front of…

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…

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…

Contact

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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