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 April 2018

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It is intended to achieve similar acoustic conditions as in an already existing live room. The challenges occurring especially in small spaces are introduced and a number of acoustical absorbers are presented. The types of absorbers capable of damping the low frequency room modes are discussed. The acoustic measurements are evaluated, the reverberation time is selected as a significant criterion and a low, frequency-independent target value is chosen. A 3D-model for the acoustic simulation software is built and on the basis of the simulations, various optimisation measures are developed. Concerning an adequate dampening of the room modes, edge or corner absorbers are selected as the basic concept for the enhancement and compound panel absorbers are planned to be installed on the walls. For prevention of flutter echoes and a sufficient gain of absorption and diffusion, a panel system on the ceiling is designed. Finally, the acoustical measures taken are presented and evaluated, specifically regarding the reverberation time, room modes and reflections.