Anton Namenas


M. Sc. Anton Namenas

Room B-Audiolab
Kaiserstraße 2, 24143 Kiel, Germany
Phone: +49 431 880-6141
Telefax: +49 431 880-6128
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Research: Real-time Simulation of acoustic Environments and automatic Evaluation of Speech Communication Systems

Speech Communication Systems, such as in-car communication (ICC) systems or communication units in fire-fighter masks, have become an integral part of modern life. Entire industrial sectors are devoted to the development and improvement of these systems. In addition to voice transmission, the main task of such systems is the improvement of speech intelligibility and speech quality. The voice communication systems use various signal processing techniques, e.g. noise reduction and echo cancelling techniques, to improve speech quality. They are able to deliver good results even in relatively disturbed environments. In order to evaluate the performance of the systems and make them comparable, standardized evaluation procedures must be developed. Both subjective and objective test methods are available for this purpose. Due to the reliability and reproducibility of the test results, the emphasis is placed on objective tests. Another important aspect of the evaluation is the reproducibility of suitable test scenarios. This requires a corresponding acoustic environment simulation, which is capable to simulate the acoustic properties of any location in a semi-anechoic chamber or even in an arbitrary, yet silent location. The main purpose of the acoustic environment simulation is the simulation of statistical properties of the acoustic signals. The acoustic simulation dispenses with the use of complex and expensive spatial acoustic reproduction methods, such the wave field synthesis. The goal is the reduction of the required channels and thus also the range in which a precise acoustic simulation can be ensured which does not lead to any drawbacks in most applications.

Related topics:

  • Signal analysis
  • Speech-quality
  • Speech-intelligibility

Further interests:

  • Real-time digital signal processing
  • Environment simulation

Short CV

2017 - current   Research assistant at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany
2015 - 2016   M.Sc. in Electrical and Information Engineering
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany
2010 - 2015   B.Sc. in Electrical and Information Engineering
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany


A. Namenas, T. Kaak, and G. Schmidt: Real-time Simulation of Underwarter Acoustic Channels, Proc. DAGA, Kiel, Germany, open access, 2017

Internal PhD Students


Rasool Al-mafrachi
Christin Baasch
Analysis of Parkinson Speech
Christin Bald
Real-time Signal Processing for Magnetoelectric Sensors
Eric Elzenheimer
Medical Signal Processing
Marco Gimm
Tobias Hübschen
Instrumental Quality Assessment for Speech Communication Systems
Alexej Namenas
Cognitive-adaptive Target Detection and Tracking for SONAR Systems
Anton Namenas
Acoustic Environments and Evaluation of Communication Systems
Thorben Kaak
Real-time MIMO Signal Processing for Active SONAR Systems
Finn Spitz
Speech Analysis and Therapy for Parkinson Patients
Owe Wisch
Underwater Communication in Real-time MIMO-SONAR-Systems



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

Recent News

New PhDs in the DSS Team

Since January this year we have two new PhD students in the team: Elke Warmerdam and Finn Spitz.

Elke is from Amsterdam and she works in the neurology department in the university hospital in the group of Prof. Maetzler. Her research topic is movement analysis of patients with neurologic disorders. Elke cooperates with us in signal processing related aspects of her research. Elke plays ...

Read more ...