Lab "Communications"

Basic Information

Lecturers:   Gerhard Schmidt and group
Room:   PC Lab, Building B
Language:   English
Target group:   Students in electrical engineering and computer engineering
Prerequisites:   For the projects carried out by the institute of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Schmidt, fundamental knowledge of system theory and common sense is required. Attendance of the lectures and exercises of "Advanced Signals and Systems" and "Advanced Digital Signal Processing" is strongly recommended.
Registration procedure:   The registration of the lab is organized the LNS group.
  • On Wednesdays: 14:00 - 18:00 h
  • On Thursday: 14:00 - 18:00 h
Contents:   A detailied description is given by the LNS group. The projects of the DSS group can be found below.



Project 1: Introduction to Matlab

Project 2: LTI-Systems: State Equations and Simulation

  • State-space Descriptions of LTI-Systems
  • Canonical Realizations of Signal-flow Graphs
  • Transformation of State-space Variables
  • Controlability and Observability

Project 3: Signal Sources and Spectral Analysis

  • Spectral Estimation
  • Non-parametric estimation, Periodogram, Corellogram, Blackman-Tuckey, Bartlett
  • Parametric estimation

Project 4: Correlation, Coherence, and Information Flow

  • Autocorrelation, cross-correlation
  • Coherence
  • Welch's method, power spectral density estimation
  • Causality



  Matlab-files for the projects
  Example of an multiple choice test
  Project description for project 1
  Project description for project 2
  Project description for project 3
  Project description for project 4



Website News

23.11.2019: GaS price 2019 for Jannek Winter for an excellent bachelor topic on underwater communication systems.

15.11.2019: Our new MIMO-SONAR system (sponsored by DFG) is now ready for "take off".

20.10.2019: We had a very good retreat on the island of Sylt.

07.08.2019: Talk from Juan Rafael Orozco-Arroyave added.

11.07.2019: First free KiRAT version released - a game for Parkinson patients

25.06.2019: About 30 pupils from the Isarnwohld-Schule in Gettorf visited us.

02.05.2019: Christin Baasch finished sucessfully her defense on the evaluation of Parkinson speech.

30.11.2018: New student project on driver distraction added.

Recent Publications


J. Reermann, E. Elzenheimer and G. Schmidt: Real-time Biomagnetic Signal Processing for Uncooled Magnetometers in Cardiology, IEEE Sensors Journal, Volume 15, Number 10, Pages 4237-4249, June 2019, doi: 10.1109/JSEN.2019.2893236


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Schmidt


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

How to find us

Recent News


Recently, we get the new projector front-ends from Atlas Elektronik for our MIMO SONAR system. This was part of the "Großgerät" which was obtained with the help of the German research foundation (DFG). Now we are able to perform underwater experiments that will show if our ideas and corresponding realt-time algorithms also works in real environments.

We would like to thank all of our ...

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