Signal Processing and Speech Communication Laboratory


In 2000, the Signal Processing and Speech Communication Laboratory (SPSC Lab) of Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) was founded as a research and education center in nonlinear signal processing and computational intelligence, algorithm engineering, as well as circuits & systems modeling and design. It covers applications in wireless communications, speech/audio communication, and telecommunications.

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The Research of SPSC Lab addresses fundamental and applied research problems in five scientific areas:

Result of the Month

Multipath-based SLAM for Non-Ideal Reflective Surfaces Exploiting Multiple-Measurement Data Association [link]

Multipath-based simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) is a promising approach to obtain position information of transmitters and receivers as well as information regarding the propagation environments in future mobile communication systems. Usually, specular reflections of the radio signals occurring at flat surfaces are modeled by virtual anchors (VAs) that are mirror images of the physical anchors (PAs). In existing methods for multipath-based SLAM, each VA is assumed to generate only a single measurement. However, due to imperfections of the measurement equipment such as non-calibrated antennas or model mismatch due to roughness of the reflective surfaces, there are potentially multiple multipath components (MPCs) that are associated to one single VA. In this paper, we introduce a Bayesian particle-based sum-product algorithm (SPA) for multipath-based SLAM that can cope with multiplemeasurements being associated to a single VA. Furthermore, we introduce a novel statistical measurement model that is strongly related to the radio signal. It introduces additional dispersion parameters into the likelihood function to capture additional MPCs-related measurements. We demonstrate that the proposed SLAM method can robustly fuse multiple measurements per VA based on numerical simulations.

Contact: Lukas Wielandner