Welcome to the Institute of Digital Signal Processing!
DSV is an Institute within the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Duisburg-Essen. Our research interests can be classified in four major topics being illustrated here:
Our teaching activities range from fundamental signal processing, transmission, and modulation techniques towards wireless communication and localization. Further emphasis is given to teaching lab's for software programming and hardware development on state-of-the-art processor platforms.

Our motto is Think complete. It stands for the ambition to span our research from algorithms to prototypes with the ultimate goal to invent technical feasible solutions for challenging real-world scenarios.

DSV News

  • More than 100 years ago, scientists invented a mobile camera receiver to take pictures in any place. More than 30 years ago, engineering scientists invented a mobile communication transceiver to make phone calls in any place. Now it is time for DSV (UDE within many partners) to play its role in the story of technology by inventing a mobile MAteRIal transcEiver to explore surface and sub-surface materials in any place using the challenging Terahertz (THz) technology. SFB/TRR 196 - Mobile Material Characterization and Localization by Electromagnetic Sensing (MARIE) is approved by the German Research Foundation (DFG). More about MARIE can be found here.

  • A new paper from DSV, entitled "Wideband Hybrid Analog-Digital Beamforming Massive MIMO Systems Based on Rotman Lens" authored by Yuan Gao, Maher Khaliel, and Thomas Kaiser, got the Best Paper Award of the 15th IEEE International Conference on Communications Systems (ICCS 2016). ICCS 2016 had 220 submissions over the world and 112 papers were accepted, out of which three papers were selected as the best papers.

  • DSV authored two chapters in the new Wiley-IEEE Press book "Signal Processing for 5G: Algorithms and Implementations" (contributors: Thomas Kaiser, Nidal Zarifeh , and Wei Jiang). The two chapters focus on Full Duplex and FBMC. More about the book can be found here.

  • UDE-Researchers collaborate within TERA50 project to smash world record in data rate by hitting 60 Gbit/s developing world fastest THz Wireless System! More details are here (in German).

  • A new book "Digital Signal Processing for RFID" (authors: Feng Zheng and Thomas Kaiser) has been recently published by John Wiley. This book discusses the fundamentals of RFID and the state-of-the-art research results in signal processing for RFID, including MIMO, blind source separation, anti-collision, localization, covert RFID and chipless RFID. Aimed at graduate students as well as academic and professional researchers/engineers in RFID technology, it enables readers to become conversant with the latest theory and applications of signal processing for RFID. Table of contents and more about the book can be found here.

  • DSV becomes a participant in COHERENT, a partial project within 5G PPP (5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership). 5G PPP is a large-scale partnership which will deliver solutions, architectures, technologies and standards for the ubiquitous next generation communication infrastructures of the coming decade. More details can be found here.

Extreme Bandwidth
Extreme Bandwidth systems occupy several Gigahertz up to several tens of Gigahertz of a wireless channel.
Cognitive Radio
A Cognitive Radio device can be seen as an extremely flexible Software Defined Radio platform.
Indoor Localization
Indoor Localization is a rather old but not yet well-solved challenging real-world scanario.
RFID Signal Processing
Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) is a wireless data transmission and reception technique for identification of objects.