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Postgraduate research project

Decentralised and distributed active noise and vibration control

Fully funded (UK only)
Type of degree
Doctor of Philosophy
Entry requirements
2:1 honours degree View full entry requirements
Faculty graduate school
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Closing date

About the project

A fully funded industrial studentship is available for research in the area of decentralised and distributed active noise and vibration control. Although active noise and vibration control is now a relatively mature technology, with commercial systems in headphones, cars and aircrafts, it is not straightforward to apply to large-scale applications with widely distributed control sources and error sensors.

You will investigate the limits on active noise and vibration control systems adopting decentralised and distributed control architectures. These strategies reduce the number of connections and potentially the amount of data that must be communicated between different elements of the controller and are thus well suited to large-scale applications.

You will use a range of numerical and experimental techniques with the specific focus depending on your skills. The research is based in the Signal Processing, Audio and Hearing Group of the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) where you will benefit from the extensive experimental facilities available.

This is an extremely exciting opportunity to work as a part of a team on the development of intelligent systems for low noise environments, which is being supported by the multi-million pound Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Prosperity Partnership with BAE Systems, Lloyds Register and the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Additive Manufacturing. This strong industrial connection helps to ensure that the research will have a direct impact on real-world engineering.



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