Seminar on Technical Acoustics


Study Programs

Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Engineering (M.Sc.)/2nd semester

Main topics:

  1. Array Technology in Acoustics
  2. Acoustic Virtual Reality
  3. Digital Audio
  4. And any other actual topics in acoustics


Array Technology in Acoustics:

  • End-fire loudspeaker array
  • Circular arrays for room acoustics
  • Source localization (beam forming)
  • Acoustical illustration technology

Acoustic Virtual Reality:

  • Crosstalk Cancellation (CTC)
  • Acoustical reproduction systems (Ambisonics, WFS, Stereo etc.)

Digital Audio:

  • Audio coding (MP3, DTS, Dolby, MPEG, CD, DVD etc.)
  • Microphone technology
  • Loudspeaker technology
  • Recording and storage technology
  • Acoustical communication technology (speech coding etc.)


Michael Vorländer, Auralization: Fundamentals of Acoustics, Modelling, Simulation, Algorithms and Acoustic Virtual Reality, Springer Verlag.

  • Further references can be found under the courses “Technical Acoustics”.


Knowledge of the following lectures are advantageous but not required for participation.

  • Technical Acoustics
  • Acoustic Virtual Reality
  • Electroacoustics and acoustical measurement technology