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Lab Overview

Located in room 147, the Digital Signal Processing (DSP) lab is under the management of Lichuan Liu, Ph.D. Here, the research emphasis is on real-time DSP applications. The projects being conducted in the lab are primarily based on active noise control (ANC) and active vibration control (AVC) systems. The lab is comprised of a diverse range of signal processing equipment, including a number of TMS320C5510 and TMS320C32x kits, spectrum analyzers, microphones, amplifiers, analog filters, and power amplifiers.

Active Noise Control (ANC)

ANC systems are used to cancel undesired noise. These systems work on the principle of superposition, i.e., an anti-noise signal of the same magnitude but opposite phase is generated to cancel an unwanted primary noise. Typically, the primary noise is picked up by a microphone, is sent to a DSP, which then generates an anti-noise to cancel the original noise. ANC systems support a wide variety of applications. Some of the applications pursued in this laboratory are given below:

  • Snore ANC System  
  • Global ANC System  
  • Incubator ANC System  
  • Active Masking for Tinnitus  
  • ANC for the Electronic Muffler  
  • Noise Masking using Psychoacoustics  

Active Vibration Control (AVC)

Active vibration control works on the same principle as ANC, but to cancel vibration in structures. AVC systems use shakers and accelerometers in place of speakers and microphones in ANC systems. The following project, an application of AVC is currently being developed in the DSP lab.

 

Laboratory director

Engineering Building, Room 147
Lichuan Liu, Ph.D.

Contact Us

College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
Engineering Building
590 Garden Rd, DeKalb, IL
815-753-1442
ceet@niu.edu

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