The Real-Time Audio Processing Laboratory teaches algorithms and concepts of digital real-time audio signal processing. Students work in teams on projects which they define themselves. Although the course had to be held completely online and without personal contact in this semester, the students were able to successfully implement their projects. Due to the special situation, they got to know tools and methods of distributed software development. In a final presentation via video conference, the participants presented their projects to other IKS employees and students.
At this year's ICASSP Johannes Fabry presented his contribution "Primary path estimator based on individual secondary path for ANC headphones", while Maximilan Kentgens gave a talk on "Translation of a Higher Order Ambisonics Sound Sceme Based on Parametric Decomposition".
The Institute of Communication Systems (IKS) and Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), a leading global high performance analog technology company, unveiled the world’s first implementation of RWTH’s Active Occlusion Cancelation technologies for earbuds, headphones, hearing aids and hearables.
Dr.-Ing. Tim Schmitz has successfully completed his oral doctoral examination on December 17th. Already on Friday, 13 December 2019, Dr. Schmitz reported on his work in a 45-minute presentation with the title:
"Continuous-Amplitude Error Protection of Discrete-Time Signals"
The Patent and Standards Centre celebrates the 150th anniversary of the RWTH with 12 Aachen patents selected from the "Patent of the Month" (PdM) series. For more than ten years, this format has been used to draw attention to outstanding, historically significant and sometimes bizarre patents as well as to the importance of industrial property rights.