Engineering and the Environment

Research Group: Signal Processing and Control Group

The analysis of signals lies at the heart of studies in acoustics, dynamics, audiology and human sciences and as a basis for control of sound and vibration. The Group was formed as a focus for signal processing and control techniques and, as such, interacts with the other groups in ISVR. We are involved in a wide range of applications, from aircraft vibration, through active noise control and clinical patient monitoring, to the study of acoustic signalling of bats, dolphins and other marine mammals. Our extensive list of collaborators includes colleagues across the University (eg from Science and Engineering, Ocean Sciences, Medicine, Rehabilitation), local hospitals, and industry and academia at home and abroad. We run a number of short courses on signal processing techniques for industry and for clinical medicine.

Currently Active: Yes

Group Overview

Research

Active Control of Sound and Vibration
Biomedical Signal Processing
Signal Processing for Underwater Acoustics

Short courses related to signal processing and active control

Many short courses are run as part of the modular MSc Applied Digital Signal Processing, including: 

  • Active Control of Sound and Vibration

  • Biomedical Signal Processing

  • Real-time Signal Processing

  • Time-frequency Analysis of Signals and Systems.

  • Nonlinear Signals and Systems

  • Inverse Methods in Signal Processing

A short course on cochlear mechanics is also held.

Contact us

  • ISVR Unit

    Engineering and the Environment
    University of Southampton
    Highfield Campus
    Southampton SO17 1BJ

     

    Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 2291

    Email: isvr@soton.ac.uk

What's related

Active control of sound and vibration on luxury yachts

Active control of sound and vibration on luxury yachts

Publications

Selected publications associated with this group from the University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints):

Article

Kniesburges, Stefan, Thomson, Scott L., Barney, Anna, Triep, Michael, Horacek, Jaromir, Brucker, Christoph and Becker, Stephan (2011) In vitro experimental investigation of voice production. Current Bioinformatics (In Press).
Ram, Y.M., Mottershead, J.E. and Ghandchi Tehrani, M. (2011) Partial pole placement with time delay in structures using the receptance and the system matrices. Linear Algebra and its Applications, 434, (7), 1689-1696. (doi:10.1016/j.laa.2010.07.014).
Papadopoulos, Timos, Edwards, David S., Rowan, Daniel and Allen, Robert (2011) Identification of auditory cues utilized in human echolocation - objective measurement results. [in special issue: ITAB 2009] Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, 6, (3), 280-290. (doi:10.1016/j.bspc.2011.03.005).
Ghandchi Tehrani, Maryam, Mottershead, John E., Shenton, Andrew T. and Ram, Yitshak M. (2011) Robust pole placement in structures by the method of receptances. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 25, (1), 112-122. (doi:10.1016/j.ymssp.2010.04.005 ).

Book Section

Jing, X.J., Angarita, N., Simpson, D.M., Allen, R. and Newland, P.L. (2011) A learning approach to identification of nonlinear physiological systems using wiener models. In, Proceedings of Biosignals 2011 International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing. Biosignals 2011 International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing , Springer, 472-476.
Angarita, N. and Simpson, D.M. (2011) Optimizing the assessment of cerebral autoregulation from linear and nonlinear models. In, Proceedings of Biosignals 2011 International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing. Biosignals 2011 International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing , Springer, 251-256.
Dewhirst, O.P., Angarita, N., Simpson, D.M., Allen, R. and Newland, P.L. (2011) The dynamics of locust non-spiking local interneurons, responses to imposed limb movements. In, Proceedings of Biosignals 2011 International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing. Biosignals 2011 International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing , Springer, 270-275.

Conference or Workshop Item

Barrett , John F. (2011) In the hyperbolic theory of special relativity is space also hyperbolic? In, Mathematics, Physics and Philosophy in the Interpretations of Relativity Theory, Budapest, HU, 04 - 06 Sep 2009. 17pp.

Thesis

Hadley, M. (2011) Tracking sperm whales using passive acoustics and particle filters. University of Southampton, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, Doctoral Thesis , 215pp.

Staff

Members of staff associated with this group:

Postgraduate opportunities

You can find all of our projects with guaranteed funding here.