Media and communication engineering


During your studies of media and communication technology, you will apply your knowledge from the lectures in a variety of projects in practice. Whether in seminars, internships or for theses, at TUK you can combine theory and practice.

Here are a few examples of previous projects from various fields of media technology:

Campus TV

Television from students for students- that ist the motto at Campus TV. Researching, writing a screenplay, filming, editing, publishing, at Campus TV you have a wide range of options to use your knowledge creatively. Whether in front of or behind the camera, there is the right task for everyone. The topics mostly come from the environment of university, so that you are in the middle of university's life.

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Radio EIT

Moderating, producing radio reports and setting up the broadcasting infrastructure - all of this is necessary to operate an event radio. At Radio EIT you can not only develop the necessary technology yourself, but also produce the content yourself. Interested students broadcast their own radio on various occasions with the support of the chair staff. The theoretical knowledge from the lectures can be put into practice. In addition to webstream and the classic analogue VHF/FM Radio EIT was broadcast also via the modern digital radio format DAB+. Thanks to the DAB transmitter that was developed in a project here at TUK!

Video Technology

With the practical training of video technology you learn the basics for the practical training of   video production that follows in the summer semester. Contents of the event are for example camera operation and the right use of video editing systems.

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Video Production

This event gives you an insight into the job description of a TV magazine editor through a practical simulation of the development process of a TV magazine program. The necessary building blocks: media content and theory, production technology and production practice

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Seminar Design

This seminar introduces the basics of design. The core topics of the lectures are the basics of typography, illustration and other design techniques.

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Mixed Reality Gaming: Welcome to the real world

As part of this event, you have the opportunity to design your own VR worlds. This event combines the classic lecture with a seminar and laboratory, so that you can implement the basics you have learned in a project.

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Investigation and comparison of different segmentation methods for sealed seam inspection

As part of her bachelor thesis, Angela Hansen worked on a project with the aim of developing a suitable strategy for the special application of sealed seam inspection from various segmentation methods. The designed strategy should guarantee the most exact feature extraction as possible.

Segmentation is an application from the field of digital image processing that is mainly used in industry for monitoring production processes. Especially, it plays an important role in quality control in industrial production. It enables to obtain informations from images and the following evaluation. In this way, the bad parts of a product can be separated from the good ones and can be sorted out. Segmentation is the first step in image analysis after preprocessing an image. In the image processing chain, it is followed by feature extraction, classification and finally the decision.

Angela Hansen's project dealt with the special application of inspecting sealed seams (weld seams) of packages with the help of segmentation and thus sorting out defective packages. The student developed her own algorithm for this case by using the respective advantages of several existing segmentation methods. With this algorithm, she was able to improve the results, especially with regard to the accuracy and speed of segmentation.

Portable radio station for DAB and DRM +

At the TU Kaiserslautern, on behalf of the LMK and with the support of the FH Kaiserslautern and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (Erlangen), a portable, digital radio transmitter for DAB and DRM + in VHF band III with a DAB multiplex generator (consisting of inexpensive components as well as open source software) and a VHF transmission unit (based on the USRP from ETTUS Research as a modulator and a linear amplifier with 100 W transmission power) were designed and built in two rollable flight cases. The idea for this work comes from Switzerland, where DAB islands for non-commercial radios will soon be set up in major cities in Switzerland with the help of this open source solution.

In addition to DAB, this transmitter can also broadcast DRM + in VHF band III on the basis of the integrated DRM + software modulator "SPARK", which can therefore also be used for future DRM + projects.
With the presentation of this radio station for DAB and DRM + in VHF band III, the project partners want to address the local radio broadcasters and community radio stations from German-speaking countries in particular, because this means that an affordable digital broadcasting infrastructure can be made available for these "small" radio makers to make the path to digital terrestrial broadcasting easier.

The results of the project were presented at an international symposium in the "Fritz-Walter-Stadion" in Kaiserslautern.

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Recording of the Classical Orchestra of the TUK

The classical orchestra of the TU Kaiserslautern performed its traditional semester-end concert in the Audimax on July 13, 2010. This performance offered a suitable opportunity for the media technicians to apply the knowledge of recording technology acquired during their studies in practice by using extensive recording equipment. The concert was recorded simultaneously on a digital mixer with serval different microphone configurations (AB, MS, binaural). In this way, the differences in sound between the different types of microphones could be compared directly when mastering the recording.

Near-field measurement of sound radiation from line speakers

Acoustic holography for determining the directional characteristics of loudspeaker systems with the help of near-field measurements

The radiation of a loudspeaker is traditionally measured in the far field, i.e. at a distance that is much larger than the geometric dimensions of the sound source. Such measurements require a low-reflection and interference-free measurement environment, which can only be implemented with great effort, especially for larger loudspeakers, such as those used for example as sound lines in professional sound reinforcement technology. A new method is to be developed that calculates the directional characteristics of the sound source, the radiated sound power and other acoustic parameters from sound pressure measurements that were determined in the near field of the source with the help of a microphone array scanner.

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