MSc degree programme at the Institute of Signal Processing and Wireless Communications (ISC)
The Institute of Signal Processing and Wireless Communications offers MSc degree programmes in three profiles: Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Photonics.
ln the Electrical Engineering MSE profile at the ISC, students develop a fundamental understanding of Electronic and Radio Frequency Technology, Digital Signal Processing and/or Wireless Communications.
- Electronics and Radio Frequency Technology primarily looks at the circuit design of adequate low-noise and low-power hardware for analogue signal processing up to the highest frequencies, for example in a sensor or RF front-end.
- Digital Signal Processing involves the processing of radio, measurement, sensor, geo, bio, voice, audio and image signals using robust and efficient algorithms, in hardware (FPGA/CPLD), with firmware (µC/DSP) or with software (GPU/PC).
- Wireless Communications addresses physical data transmission in different systems, for example RFID, short-range radio (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi), long-range communication (LoRa, PMR, avionics), broadcast and mobile communication (DAB, DVB-T, 4G-5G) and positioning ranging (GPS/Galileo, indoor RTLS, millimetre wave radar).
In the Computer Science profile, students gain competences in the conception, development and implementation of innovative ICT systems. The focus areas of this practical specialisation at the ISC comprise applications and projects in the fields of digital signal and image processing, including data fusion and machine learning, and wireless communication, including information theory and wireless systems (e.g. for IoT). This allows students to help shape the technical basis for increasingly digitised information and knowledge processing.
In the Photonics profile at the ISC, students also work with the IAMP as they acquire a fundamental understanding of issues at the interface between optics, electronics and digital signal processing. Design, metrological validation and the application of optoelectronic components (LEDs, OLEDs, lasers, photodiodes), as well as optical measuring and imaging procedures and their digital evaluation methods, form the core of the specialised practical training at the ISC.
In the module browser, you can find the central modules (context modules [CMs], extended fundamental theoretical principles [FTPs] and technical scientific specialisation modules [TSMs]).
The computer-assisted recording of human movements, such as steps, is connected with many challenges. In order to improve a measuring method that has been rather inaccurate until now, an algorithm for gait analysis was developed at the Institute of Signal Processing and Wireless Communications. It is now possible to measure steps using acceleration and rotation-rate sensors.
RFID chips are widespread. Their use becomes problematic if the spatial distance between the reader and the information carrier is more than a few metres. Since more energy is then required for the reading, interference is caused by crosstalk from the transmission signal to the receiver. Within the framework of this MSc thesis, this problem was investigated in more detail and solved in a practical manner.