Lecture "Advanced Digital Signal Processing"

Basic Information

Lecturers:   Gerhard Schmidt (lecture) and Eric Elzenheimer (exercise)
Room:   KS2/Geb.F - SR-I
Language:   English
Target group:   Students in electrical engineering and computer engineering
Prerequisites:   Basic Knowlegde about signals and systems

Students attending this lecture should be able to implement efficient and robust signal processing structures. Knowledge about moving from the analog to the digital domain and vice versa including the involved effects (and trap doors) should be acquired. Also differences (advantages and disadvantages) between time and frequency domain approaches should be learnt.

Topic overview:

  • Digital processing of continuous-time signals
  • Efficient FIR structures
  • DFT and FFT
  • Digital filters (FIR filters/IIR filters)
  • Multirate digital signal processing

J. G. Proakis, D. G. Manolakis: Digital Signal Processing: Principles, Algorithms, and Applications, Prentice Hall,
S. K. Mitra: Digital Signal Processing: A Computer-Based Approach, McGraw Hill Higher Education, 2000
A. V. Oppenheim, R. W. Schafer: Discrete-time signal processing, Prentice Hall, 1999, 2nd edition
M. H. Hayes: Statistical Signal Processing and Modeling, John Wiley and Sons, 1996



There will be no exercise in the first week of the semester (23.10.2019). The exercise will start the week after on the 30.10.2019.


Lecture Slides

  Slides of the lecture "Introduction"
(Contents, literature, analog versus digital signal processing)
  Slides of the lecture "Digital processing of continuous-time signals"
(Sampling, Quantization, AD and DA conversion)
  Slides of the lecture "Efficient FIR structures"
(DFT and signal processing, FFT, DFT of real sequences)
  Slides of the lecture "DFT/FFT"
(DFT and signal processing, FFT, DFT of real sequences)
  Slides of the lecture "Digital filters"
(FIR filters, IIR filters, analysis and design)
  Slides of the lecture "Multi-rate digital signal processing"
(Upsampling, downsampling, filter banks)



Please note that the questionnaires will be uploaded every week before the excercises, if you download them earlier, you won't get the most recent version.

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  Current evaluation     Completed evaluations


Matlab demos


Current Oral Exams

Below is the list of students with their exam dates. If you do not have a date for the exam yet please use the oral exam booking system on this website. You can find the booking system here. All oral exams take place in the office of Prof. Gerhard Schmidt (Room D-013).

Date   Time   Students (matriculation numbers)   Assessor


Previous Exams

  Exam of the summer term 2018     Corresponding solution
  Exam of the winter term 2017/2018     Corresponding solution
  Exam of the summer term 2017     Corresponding solution
  Exam of the winter term 2016/2017     Corresponding solution
  Exam of the summer term 2016     Corresponding solution
  Exam of the winter term 2015/2016     Corresponding solution
  Exam of the summer term 2015     Corresponding solution
  Exam of the winter term 2014/2015     Corresponding solution

Time Line

The time line can be found on an extra web page.

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

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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