Communications Engineering deals with methods of data conversion, data processing and data storage. This website gives a short overview of the working area of the NTLab.
Software Defined Radio Receivers
In the NTLab we are using Software Defined Radio (SDR) receivers to improve the performance of purely software-based satellite navigation receivers. In this projects we are focusing on algorithms and signal analysis. One of the main goals is the parallel processing of all available navigation signals from the American GPS, the Russian GLONASS, the Chinese BeiDou and the European Galileo system. Additionally, the SDR-concept allows realizing FPGA-based real-time receivers.
Software Defined Radio Receiver
High Speed Data Transmission using Carbon Fiber
In this project, which is in the frame work of the ATLAS project in cooperation with the Unversity Wuppertal and the CERN, the NTLab measures and characterizes Carbon Fibre Cables developed in Wuppertal. Based on the measurement data transmission properties of the cables are extracted. Using an FPGA-Development Board we estimate the Bit Error Ratio (BER) of these cables for transmissions in the GHz-range.
Audio Signal Processing
In the NTLab we are working with state of the art professional audio products for spatial in-ear-monitoring. Based on this hardware we can perform research on the efficiency of various hardware-architectures (e.g. standard CPU, DSP, FPGA) for different signal processing algorithms (e.g. digital filters, FFT), while simultaneously assessing the audio quality. Additionally, we have various hardware platforms to realize applications in the multimedia signal processing sector.
KLANG Technologies Audiosignal Processing Device