Faculty of Electrical Engineering

Czech Technical University in Prague

CTU in Prague

One-semester projects

This is a list of topics for one-semester project for visiting students. Those who are interested should contact the supervisor by email well in advance to discuss detailed specification. The student will be registered only after approval of the supervisor. Number of credits will be allocated individually according to each specific project. Some of the projects are also available for interns during Summer.

Department:
Supervisor:
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Topic
Supervisor
Duration
Department
Date
Design of Digital Filter in Maple program
doc. Dr. Ing. Jiří Hospodka
1 semester
Department of Circuit Theory
12. 4. 2017
The project is focused on creation new functions for standard digital filters design. The software
for implementation is mathematical program Maple. Syntfil package exists for analog electric filter design in Maple, see
http://syntfil.feld.cvut.cz/index.html.en.
The goal of the project is to develop new function of Syntfil package for standard digital filters design. Syntfil package
enables the design of transfer functions of continuous-time analog filters, including the synthesis
of analog electrical circuit of the filter. The project would include design converting procedures
from analog filters to digital filters (from s variable to a variable z), i.e. design IIR filters.
Function for FIR filter design could be an advantage.

Requirements

Basic knowledge of digital and analog filter design. Knowledge of the Maple program and its programming language is an advantage. Recommended subjects to be studied at the DEF: Analog Circuits (available for fall semester) Digital Signal processing (fall semester) Electronic Circuits and Filters (fall semester)
Electronic Circuit Analysis in Maple program
doc. Dr. Ing. Jiří Hospodka
1 semester
Department of Circuit Theory
12. 4. 2017
The project is focused on testing of simulation software for electronic circuit analysis.
The simulation software consists of a special package named PraCAn for program Maple.
The goal of the project is to develop test scripts for the entire package and also examples on which the rightness and accuracy of the calculations will be
tested. As a comparison simulator we use WinSpice program, but another type of simulator (PSpice, MicroCap, ...) can be used.

Requirements

Knowledge of basic methods for electric and electronic circuit analysis, knowledge of a Spice simulator and basic programming skills. Knowledge of the Maple program and its programming language is an advantage. Recommended subjects to be studied at the DEF: Analog Circuits (available for fall semester) Laboratory of Electronic Systems (spring semester) Integrated System Structures (fall semester) Implementation of Analog Systems (fall semester)
Statistical model of line of sight shadowing of GNSS satellites
doc. Dr. Ing. Pavel Kovář
1 semester / Doctoral
Department of Radioelectronics
11. 4. 2017
The project aims is to develop a statistical model of a shadowing of a line of sight of the GNSS satellites for various realistic environments. The theoretical part will cover selection of an appropriate stochastic process for modeling of the satellite shadowing and its implementation to the MATLAB or MATLAB Simulink. The experimental part will cover extensive data collection campaign that will serve for model parameters adjustment and model verification. The developed model will serve for generation of the simulation scenario for the GNSS simulator.

Requirements

Strong basics in mathematics, physic, signal processing, radio engineering, satellite navigation and knowledge of MATLAB and Simulink.
Bipolar patients analysis
doc. Ing. Daniel Novák, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Cybernetics
12. 4. 2017
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in a person's mood, energy, and ability to function. Different from the normal ups and downs that everyone goes through, the symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe. They can result in damaged relationships, poor job or school performance, and even suicide. About 5.7 million American adults or about 2.6 percent of the population age 18 and older in any given year, have bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder typically develops in late adolescence or early adulthood.
The aim of the project is analysis of bipolar patient’s movement activity. The movement activity is being measured by one-dimensional acceleration sensor ( - Actiwatch). Furthermore, each week a simple SMS questionnaire is send. The analysis consists of digital signal processing of measured movements and integration of the acquired results with SMS information.

Requirements

Matlab
GridCut integration
doc. Ing. Daniel Sýkora, Ph.D.
1 semester / Master
Department of Computer Graphics and Interaction
11. 4. 2017
Study an existing software library GridCut for efficient computation of maximum flow on graphs with grid-like topology. Integrate GridCut into the following software packages: Matlab, OpenCV, and GCO. Compare its performance against built-in solvers on the following practical applications: image segmentation, digital photomontage, stereo reconstruction, and multi-label optimization.

Requirements

Basic skills in Matlab, OpenCV, and GCO.
Automatic Flip Control of a Quadcopter
doc. Ing. Jan Roháč, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Measurement
12. 4. 2017
Quadcopters have found a widespread use in indoor/outdoor operations for search and rescue
mission along with hobby flights. One of the newest features/maneuver expected from
quadcopters is flip maneuver while stabilizing the quadcopter. The aim of the project is to develop a data processing technique for the provision of smooth navigation dataand develop a flip maneuver control algorithm, which can be implemented intoopen-source Paparazzi software. All algorithms will be dedicated to AR Drone 2.0 platform.
The project develops deep knowledge of navigation systems applicable in aerial unmannedvehicles, data fusion and preprocessing, control algorithms.
The project aimsarenot limited to the description, howeverareopen for discussion based on student’s interest.

Requirements

MATLAB.Knowledge of Kalman filtersand the control algorithmswill be useful, but it is not required. All can be a part of consultations.
Calibration Platform for Navigation Systems
doc. Ing. Jan Roháč, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Measurement
12. 4. 2017
Theproject is dedicated to a design and development ofa calibration platform using Pan&Tilt device PTU D46-70 (FLIR manufacturer) for calibration of navigation systems in terms of inertial sensors, such as 3 axial accelerometersand 3 axial gyroscopes.
The calibration should be at the end fully autonomous. Even if the assignment includes a design and development of both HW and SW, the emphasis is put on SW. The SW should control required maneuvers with the platform, pool the data and estimate an error model of the navigation system being
calibrated. Optimally all should be done in MATLAB environment.
The project develops deep knowledge of navigation systems applicable in aerial and/or terrestrial vehicles including navigation systems’ calibration, sensors and their stochastic/deterministic errors compensation/modeling, Allan variance analyses.

Requirements

Matlab.Knowledge of calibration procedures, sensor error modeling, navigation principles will be useful, but it is not required. All can be a part of consultations.
Navigation of Unmanned Vehicles with an Indirect Extended Kalman Filter
doc. Ing. Jan Roháč, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Measurement
12. 4. 2017
Design and develop a model applicable in Extended Kalman Filter (EKF) to fuse inertial data
(acceleration, angular rates) with GNSS based positioning. The model is supposed to be in an
indirect form and should enable the estimation of errors in the position, linear velocity, and attitude.
The estimation should be robust to GNSS signal outages and provide navigation as standalone
at least within a minute without GNSS aiding.
A model conditioning should be analyzed and set with respect to the best performance in a standalone mode.
Verify the model on real flight data and compare the results to already existing direct form of the EKF. Study
the model behavior in terms of biases and adaptive conditioning.
The project develops deep knowledge of navigation systems applicable in aerial and/or terrestrial vehicles
including navigation systems’ calibration, sensors and their
stochastic/deterministic errors compensation/modeling, Allan variance analyses, data fusion and preprocessing.

Requirements

Matlab. Knowledge of Kalman filters will be useful, but it is not required. All can be a part of consultations.
Capacitor-less low drop out regulator in CMOS technology
doc. Ing. Jiří Jakovenko, Ph.D.
1 semester / Doctoral
Department of Microelectronics
12. 4. 2017
The project is focused on the design of capacitor-less Low Drop Out (LDO) voltage regulator
aimed for SOC (System On Chip) applications. Increasing priority of optimized power
management and consequently extending battery life of mobile devices is one of the key reasons
for chip design changes towards SOC solutions where power management circuits pays a key
role. Conventional regulators use external capacitors for stabilizing of AC transient
characteristics. However, those capacitors consume valuable space and occupy pins of a chip.
The main goal of the project is to find solution for LDO regulator without usage of external
capacitor.

Requirements

Robust fundamentals in analogue IC design and analogue circuit’s theory, good knowledge of Cadence or Mentor Graphics simulation environment, Spice or Spectre circuit simulators and tools for IC layout composition (Cadence Virtuoso, etc.) Recommended subjects to be studied at the DEF: Integrated System Structures AE2M34SIS (available for fall semester) Integrated Systems Design AE2M34NIS (available for spring semester) Implementation of Analog Systems AE2M31IAS (available for fall semester) References (the project is closely related to work presented in the following papers): [1] OR, P.Y., and LEUNG, K.N. An output-capacitor-less low-dropout regulator with direct voltage-spike detection, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, 2010, vol. 45, no. 2, pp. 458-466 [2] KIM, Y. I., LEE, S. S. Fast transient capacitor-less LDO regulator, Electronics Letters, 2012, vol. 48, no. 3 [3] MOLATA, V. Design of capacitor-less LDO regulator in CMOS technology. Diploma thesis, Czech Technical University in Prague - FEE, June 2011. [4] LEUNG, K., NG, Y.S. A CMOS low-dropout regulator with a momentarily current-boosting voltage buffer, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, 2010, vol. 57, pp. 2312–2319. [5] OH, W., BAKKALOGLU, B. A CMOS low-dropout regulator with current-mode feedback buffer amplifier, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, 2007, vol. 54, pp. 922– 926
Extended sniffer agent for observing non-trivial communication protocols
doc. Ing. Jiří Vokřínek, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Cybernetics
12. 4. 2017
Inter-agent communication presents a corner stone of multi-agent solutions. A visualization of the communication is crucial as for a code debugging as for a presentation of the solution. The goal of this project is to extend the current sniffer agent for multi-agentn platform JADE (Java Agent DEvelopment framework) or A-globe by a functionality needed for a visualization of inter-agent communication in supply-chain/e-commerce domain (e.g. observation of a contract in a non-trivial interaction protocol).

Requirements

A prerequisite of subscribing for this project is an average skill in Java programming at least (alternativelly in C++ or C#).
Logical analyzer for a visualization of multi-agent simulations
doc. Ing. Jiří Vokřínek, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Cybernetics
12. 4. 2017
Multi-agent simulation running in a non-linear time allows a full exploitation of the processor computational power. A just-in-time visualization of the simulation in a real time lacks reason due to the non-linearity of time, however, once the simulation is recorded, it can be re-played linearly in time. The goal of this project is to implement an extension of the the current logger agent in order to equip it with a capacity of visualizing social relations between agents, their cooperation and its configuration, commitments of the agents and their fulfilment during the cooperation, etc. The basic platform for implementation will be JADE (Java Agent DEvelopment) platform or A-globe plaform.

Requirements

A prerequisite of subscribing for this project is an average skill in Java programming at least (alternativelly in C++ or C#).
Renegotiable Competitive Contract Net Protocol for flexible cooperation in competitive environments
doc. Ing. Jiří Vokřínek, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Cybernetics
12. 4. 2017
A coopearation in competitive environments requires
underlying negotiation protocols covering the cooperation
lifecycle as whole. Moreover, a flexible cooperation requires
means of adaptation (extension or reduction) of the existing
commitments. Extend the current implementation of the
Competitive Contract Net Protocol by renegotiation phases
according to provided specification and test the
implementation on a simple scenario. The basic platform for
implementation will be JADE (Java Agent DEvelopment)
platform. A prerequisite of subscribing for this
project is an average skill in Java programming at least (alternativelly in C++ or C#).
Switched-mode high power current source
doc. Ing. Julius Foit, CSc.
1 semester / Doctoral
Department of Microelectronics
12. 4. 2017
The project is focused at the design of a high-efficiency overvoltage-protected high-power current
source: nominal output current should be 10 A 5%; operating temperature range -10 to +55 0C;
relative humidity 0 to 100% (splashing fresh-water resistant); switched-mode operation should be
used, targeted at highest possible efficiency at output voltages from 5.5 to 14.50 V; the output current
should not exceed 25 mA at output voltages over 14.60 V; open-circuit output voltage (i.e. at zero
output current) should not exceed 14.8 V; output current ripple less than 10% peak to peak at all
output voltages up to 14.5 V; external power source: standard 230 V 10%, 50-60 Hz mains; indicator
lights should be provided, signaling: “power on”, “excessive output voltage”, “operation failure”

Requirements

Requirements: Knowledge of basic operational principles of switched-mode power sources, of the properties of small-signal and high-power semiconductor devices including IC´s, principles of design of pulse power transformers, principles of application of temperature-independent reference voltage sources, principles of voltage-to-current conversion. Recommended subjects to be studied at the DEF: Design of Power Supplies for Electronics AE0M34NNZ (available for fall semester) Electron devices AE2B34ELP (available for spring semester) Smart Electronics AE2B34IAA (available for fall semester) References (recommended literature related to the project): [1] P. Horowitz, W. Hill: The Art of Electronics; Cambridge University Press [2] J. Foit: Electronics Fundamentals; Česká technika – nakladatelství ČVUT (CTU Press) further literature according to consultation with the supervisor.
Optimization of Lead-Free Soldering Process
doc. Ing. Karel Dušek, Ph.D.
1 semester / Doctoral
Department of Electrotechnology
11. 4. 2017
Lead-free soldering, which substituted tin-lead soldering in accordance with the RoHS EU Directive, is joined with many problems. Properties of joints differ for different types of surface finishes of joined parts, are strongly dependent on the type and parameters of a soldering process and on properties of lead-free solder alloys. The goal of the work is to optimize a soldering process (vapor soldering, soldering in a tunnel oven) parameters for more types of lead-free solders and three types of surface finishes to form a lead-free joint with electrical and mechanical properties comparable with properties of joints formed of tin-lead solders.
The task is directed to:
1. Analyzis of parameters of solders and soldering process, which dominantly influence parameters of soldered joints formed of lead-free solders.
2. Design of layout of test boards with three types of pads surface finishes (Cu, ENIC, HAL) for measurement of electrical parameters of soldered joints.
3. Forming of test samples of solder joints by SMT assembly of jumpers on the test boards. The joints will be formed of selected types of lead-free solders on three types of surface finishes (Cu, ENIC and HAL). Different parameters and types of asoldering process (vapor soldering, soldering in a tunneloven) will be used.
4. Measuring of electrical and mechanical parameters of solder joints.
5. Discussion of results.

Requirements

Packaging in electronics, electrically conductive jointing in electrical engineering.
Advanced signal processing for health care (CTG)
doc. Ing. Lenka Lhotská, CSc.
1 semester / Master
Department of Cybernetics
12. 4. 2017
The main aim of the project is design and implementation of advanced methods of biomedical signal preprocessing and processing. The work will be performed using CTG recordings provided by cooperating university hospital. New approaches will be studied, as for example application of speech processing algorithms or morphological analysis. The task will be to study and compare several methods, successively implement restricted set of methods and test their functionality and quality of processing on real signals. It is expected that finally there will be new modules for the library of biological signal processing methods. Used hardware and software: PC/laptop (options Linux/Windows OS), MatLab, possibly Java programming language (if necessary).
Phases of the project
Study of applications of signal processing methods in biomedical signal processing.
Study of CTG recordings, including detection and separation of artefacts.
Study and implementation of selected methods for signal preprocessing and processing:
- Defining the task (detection of noise and artefacts, feature extraction and classification)
- Design of individual methods
- Implementation of selected methods
- Experiments and their evaluation
Final report
Advanced signal processing for health care (EEG)
doc. Ing. Lenka Lhotská, CSc.
1 semester / Master
Department of Cybernetics
12. 4. 2017
The main aim of the project is design and implementation of advanced methods of biomedical signal preprocessing and processing. The work will be performed using EEG recordings provided by cooperating university hospitals. New approaches will be studied, as for example adaptive segmentation, application of speech processing algorithms, etc. The task will be to study and compare several methods, successively implement restricted set of methods and test their functionality and quality of processing on real signals. It is expected that finally there will be different methods used for adult EEG and different methods for newborn EEG because the characteristics of these signals are different. Used hardware and software: PC/laptop (options Linux/Windows OS), MatLab, possibly Java programming language (if necessary).
Phases of the project
Study of applications of signal processing methods in biomedical signal processing.
Study of EEG recordings, i.e. differences between newborn, child and adult EEG, especially in sleep recordings.
Study and implementation of selected methods for signal preprocessing and processing:
- Defining the task (detection of noise and artefacts, feature extraction and classification)
- Design of individual methods
- Implementation of selected methods
- Experiments and their evaluation
Final report
Advanced signal processing for health care (PPG)
doc. Ing. Lenka Lhotská, CSc.
1 semester / Master
Department of Cybernetics
12. 4. 2017
The main aim of the project is design and implementation of advanced methods of biomedical signal preprocessing and processing. The work will be performed using PPG (photoplethysmography) recordings provided by cooperating university hospitals. New approaches will be studied, as for example application of speech processing algorithms. The task will be to study and compare several methods, successively implement restricted set of methods and test their functionality and quality of processing on real signals. Used hardware and software: PC/laptop (options Linux/Windows OS), MatLab, possibly Java programming language (if necessary).
Phases of the project
Study of applications of signal processing methods in biomedical signal processing.
Study of PPG recordings, i.e. differences between child and adult PPG, especially recorded on different parts of the body (finger, ear).
Study and implementation of selected methods for signal preprocessing and processing:
- Defining the task (detection of noise and artefacts, feature extraction and classification)
- Design of individual methods
- Implementation of selected methods
- Experiments and their evaluation
Final report
Mobile technologies for health care
doc. Ing. Lenka Lhotská, CSc.
1 semester / Master
Department of Cybernetics
12. 4. 2017
The main aim of the project is design and implementation of communication and processing functions in the chain measuring device – smart phone – PC/laptop. The application will be used by non-technical personnel (medical doctors, nurses, patients). Thus the user interface must be designed according to their requirements. The measuring device is collecting biomedical signals (in the simplest version heart rate, in more complex ECG or PPG), the data communication is wireless using Bluetooth technology. Smart phone should have several functions: display of measured signal, simple calculation of indicative parameters with immediate information feedback (normal state, slight deviation, alarm), data communication to a PC for storage and detailed calculation. The data communication must respect all requirements laid on data privacy and security. Used hardware and software: smart phone with Android operating system, PC/laptop (options Linux/Windows OS), Java programming language.
Phases of the project
Study of applications of mobile technologies in medicine.
Study of communication between mobile device and PC, mobile device and signal acquisition device.
Study and development of a small system for monitoring task:
-Defining the monitoring task (acquisition of selected biological signal, feature extraction and classification)
- Design of individual methods
- Implementation of selected methods
- Experiments
Final report
ADCS system for a CubeSat
doc. Ing. Martin Hromčík, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Control Engineering
12. 4. 2017
The project is devoted to development and testing of an ADCS for a developed CTU CubeSat (CzechTechSat). DCE is responsible for the control laws development and verification, and for related HW and SW problems, and also for sensors fusion and processing tasks. The student would join an existing small team and depending on his or her preferences, and also on the status of the project, shall work on simulation and verification problems, new algorithms for data processing, target platform implementation of selected procedures, design of new control algorithms, etc.

Requirements

Bc. or MSc. student with background in systems and controls.
Subsystems and solutions for small UAV: development and verification
doc. Ing. Martin Hromčík, Ph.D.
1 semester / Bachelor
Department of Control Engineering
12. 4. 2017
The project is focused on further development of a students' UAV platform developed at DCE. Depending on the
student's knowledge, skills and interests, a task related to mathematical model construction and refinement can
be assigned, as well as advanced control laws design problems, or, for more HW and SW oriented applicants,
related programming or construction issues can be addressed (user interface development, ground station
components, new sensors and boards incorporation).

Requirements

student with background in systems and controls Suitable supporting courses at CTU: Control Systems for Aircraft and Spacecraft (CSAS), Automatic Control (ARI)
Comparison between noise of orthogonal fluxgate and off diagonal GMI
doc. Ing. Mattia Butta, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Measurement
12. 4. 2017
There are two sensors which are very similar: orthogonal fluxgate in fundamental mode and offdiagonal GMI. The signal is extracted in a different way for the two sensors. In both cases you have advantages and disadvantages. So far nobody made a complete study of disadvantages and disadvantages of both method, so we don't know which is the optimum.
The student will analyze both methods, create simple circuits and measure different noise sources and finally compute the best solution.

Requirements

The project requires knowledge of the basics of magnetism and physics and lab's skills. The student must be able to perform measurement under advisor's guidance.
Magnetic gradiometer based on orthogonal fluxgate
doc. Ing. Mattia Butta, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Measurement
12. 4. 2017
So far orthogonal fluxgate in fundamental mode has been used to measure the magnetic field produced by human heart because it has very low noise and it can measure very tiny field. However, it has been always used in a configuration of uniform field sensor. This is not ideal, because magnetic field produced by human heart is not uniform at all, it is a gradient. Therefore, it is better to use the sensor as gradiometer, but nobody has done it yet. The student will make some simulation with finite elements method to understand, what is the best configuration for the coils in gradiometric structure, and then he will measure the noise and characterize the real sensor.

Requirements

The ideal student should feel confortable in working with FEM simulation, even if previous experience is not strictly required (however the student should manage to self-learn usage of FEM software).
Orthogonal fluxgate in fundamental mode with magnetic tapes
doc. Ing. Mattia Butta, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Measurement
12. 4. 2017
So far everybody used magnetic wires as core for orthogonal fluxgate in fundamental mode. However, nobody has tried to use magnetic tapes for this purpose yet. Mainly because they are larger, but there are some applications where the width is not a big deal. The student will build some sensors with tapes and he will characterize their behavior to understand if tapes are a valid alternative to wires.

Requirements

The project requires knowledge of the basics of magnetism and physics and mainly lab's skills because it will mostly a lab based project; the student must be able to built simple sensor and characterize them following the suggestions of the advisor.
Modal Analysis of Electrically Small Radiators
doc. Ing. Pavel Hazdra, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Electromagnetic Field
12. 4. 2017
Suitable for: Ph.D. student, (advanced MS. Student)

The project is aimed on characteristic mode analysis of small antennas/radiators. These very
illustrative elementary solutions are obtained by decomposition of the Method of Moments
impedance matrix. DEF has number of in-house MATLAB codes including mesh generator,
MoM code, characteristic mode analyzator etc. The challenging study will involve deep analysis
of topological properties of small antennas related to radiation efficiency, radiation Q-factor, bandwidth and gain.

Requirements

Strong basics in the area of electromagnetics and antenna theory, knowledge of MATLAB and some EM simulation software (CST/HFSS/FEKO...)
Full-Motion Simulator Control Interface and Flight Evaluation
doc. Ing. Pavel Pačes, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Measurement
12. 4. 2017
The project consists of software intended to control a full-motion flight simulator, e.g. start/stop the simulation through a remote interface (RPC) and software which will allows evaluating results from the simulated flight. The evaluation will be performed on the flight data which will be compared with airplane envelope, position, airspaces etc. The software should be able to provide a list of events describing situation where rules were violated. The summary of the work should be published as a scientific article.

Requirements

Interests in sensors, electronics, wireless technology, programming and satellite technology are required. Basic knowledge about MS Visual Studio environment is essential.
Small Satellite Platform Electronic and Control
doc. Ing. Pavel Pačes, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Measurement
12. 4. 2017
The student is supposed to work on a remote controlled platform which illustrates principles of spacecraft stabilization - Small Satellite Platform. The work is composed from evaluation of the sensor system performance needed for the spacecraft stabilization and replacement of the current flywheel speed of rotation sensor and magnetometer with more precise sensors. The existing controller still lacks its expected performance and so the second part of the task will be aimed on the platform stabilization in one axe with help of the new sensors.

Requirements

Interests in sensors, electronics, wireless technology, programming and satellite technology are required. Basic knowledge about Matlab environment is essential.
Visualization of a 3D Motion Capture Sensor Network
doc. Ing. Pavel Pačes, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Measurement
12. 4. 2017
The project aims to process and visualize data provided by a set of wirelessly connected sensors which measures movement of different parts of a human body. Every part of the human body I assembled by a sensor which consists of a three-axial accelerometer, a three-axial angular rate sensor, and a magnetometer. The student is supposed to process data from these sensors (there can be up to twelve sensors) and, with known limitations provided by human body joints, reconstruct the captured movement. There should be a program which will show a simple figure which will repeat movement captured by the system. The literature research should include methods of movement reconstruction and description of interfaces used by the current 3D Motion Capture Systems. The summary of the work should be published as a scientific article.

Requirements

Interests in sensors, electronics, wireless technology, programming and motion capture are required. Basic knowledge about Matlab environment is essential.
Small Vocabulary Speech Recognition in English
doc. Ing. Petr Pollák, CSc.
1 semester
Department of Circuit Theory
12. 4. 2017
Within this project student should realize chosen small vocabulary speech recognizer. Possible appications are digit recognizer (for voiced controlled dialing), command recognizer (voiced control of a consumer device), name recognizer (voiced controlled information system).
Recognizer should be realized using publicly available HTK Toolkit. The operation will be simulated using speech data from available speech databases.
Depending on availability of training and testing speech data, a realization of a recognizer in some other language is also possible under personal agreement.

Requirements

Student should be familier with the basis of digital signal processing, some experiences in speech processing are invited but it is not necessary condition. Recommended subjects for study at CTU FEE are AE2M99CZS Digital Signal Processing (taught in winter semester) and AE2M31ZRE Speech processing (taught in summer semester). The passing of these subjects is not mandatory, it is a recommended option. Basic experiences in programming and with operation system Linux are invited.
Combinatorial algorithms acceleration on GPUs
doc. Ing. Přemysl Šůcha, Ph.D.
1 semester / Doctoral
Department of Control Engineering
12. 4. 2017
The aim of the project is development of parallel algorithms for a combinatorial problem (e.g.
Resource Constraint Project Scheduling Problem) using the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit).
The algorithm design will be done using CUDA framework. The particular aim would be to
find the optimal solution of the problem (e.g. by branch and bound method) using several
GPU carts within a single host. Therefore significant part of the work is design of a suitable
GPU – GPU communication allowing efficient solution space searching

Requirements

knowledge of C language and algorithm development.
Task mapping and scheduling using column generation
doc. Ing. Přemysl Šůcha, Ph.D.
1 semester / Doctoral
Department of Control Engineering
12. 4. 2017
This project deals with off-line mapping and scheduling of tasks on a network of
computational nodes. Specifically, the issue is the optimal mapping of a task-graph
representing an algorithm on a network of distributed nodes. The goal of this project is to
propose a mathematical model of the problem and solve it using column generation, i.e. a
method able to solve large-scale integer linear programming models.

Requirements

student with knowledge of mixed integer linear programming and C++ language.
3D Reconstruction of Mars & Moon
doc. Ing. Tomáš Pajdla, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Cybernetics
12. 4. 2017
Review the state of the art in 3D reconstruction from
images. Get acquainted with methods at
ptak.felk.cvut.cz/sfmservice. Carry out experiments
with reconstructing the Mars and Moon surface from
data acquired MER and Lunokhod rovers. Suggest and
implement an improvements of the standard
technology of 3D reconstruction from images to be
applicable for the Mars and Moon conditions.

Bibliography: Will be provided by the supervisor.

Realization form:Thesis, Matlab & C++ code
3D Reconstruction on GPU
doc. Ing. Tomáš Pajdla, Ph.D.
semester
Department of Cybernetics
12. 4. 2017
Review the state of the art in 3D
reconstruction from images. Get
acquainted with methods at
ptak.felk.cvut.cz/sfmservice. Propose
and implement improvements for 3D
reconstruction to work with more
difficult indoor situations and with
gradually changing environments using
GPU.

Requirements

Bibliography: Will be provided by the supervisor.
3D reconstruction on iPhone
doc. Ing. Tomáš Pajdla, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Cybernetics
12. 4. 2017
Review the state of
the art in 3D
reconstruction from
images. Get
acquainted with
methods at
ptak.felk.cvut.cz/sf
mservice. Suggest
and implement an
improvements of the standard technology of 3D
reconstruction from images on a GPU.

Requirements

Bibliography: Will be provided by the supervisor.
Learnable predictors for detection and tracking in images and videos
doc. Ing. Tomáš Svoboda, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Cybernetics
12. 4. 2017
We will follow the idea of learnable predictors/detectors. Simply speaking the principle is to collect a few training images and learn a direct mapping between observations and parameters, e.g. motion. The learning process explicitly optimizes the predictor complexity w.r.t. predefined accuracy and operating range (basin of attraction). The approach proved to be extremely efficient and robust for objects whose appearance were available for off-line learning in advance. We focus on paradigm person generic detector by appearance encoded regression. The learning procedure will separate appearance variations in unsupervised manner. The approach will allow for learning on few class examples (people) and detection/tracking on the complete class.
Multimodal recognition of objects and victims
doc. Ing. Tomáš Svoboda, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Cybernetics
12. 4. 2017
Center for Machine Perception, Department of Cybernetics, contributes to the EU project NIFTi by developing visual algorithms for object/victim detection and robot localization. Among many other sensors, The robot carries an omnidirectional camera, a thermo camera, rotating 3D lidar, and optionally also RGB-Depth sensor on board.
During a search and rescue mission the robot is expected to locate victims and objects and computer their positions in 3D. CMP developed several methods. The goal of this work is mainly robustifying algorithms by combining multiple data (thermal, visual, depth, ...).

Requirements

C/C++, Python
Visual odometry (SLAM) from omnidirectional camera
doc. Ing. Tomáš Svoboda, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Cybernetics
12. 4. 2017
Center for Machine Perception, Department of Cybernetics, contributes to the EU project NIFTi by developing visual algorithms for object/victim detection and robot localization. Among many other sensors, The robot carries an omnidirectional camera on board.
On of the important taks is the robot localization in an unknown terrain. The goal of this work is to develop and implement a real-time robut method for visual based localization of the robot. The method will complement and robustifies the laser based mapping and robot odometry filtering.
Design, fabrication and investigation properties of polymer optical multimode planar waveguides
doc. Ing. Václav Prajzler, Ph.D.
1 semester / Doctoral
Department of Microelectronics
12. 4. 2017
The project is aimed to the design, fabrication and investigation properties of polymer
multimode planar optical waveguides. The polymer waveguides will be used for design
fabrication and measurement of polymer 1 x 2 multimode optical power splitter with
input/output standard plastic optical fiber. This component has huge potential in short-distance
communication for applications such as in automobile networks, private office and home
network.

Requirements

Requirements: Experience with Beam Propagation method and Ray tracing advantage but no necessity. Recommended subjects to be studied at the CTU: Optical Systems and Networks Optical Radiation Detection and Detectors Technology of Optical Devices References (the project is closely related to work presented in the following papers): [1] KLOTZBUECHER, T., BRAUNE, T., DADIC, D., SPRZAGALA, M., KOCH, A. Fabrication of optical 1x2 POF splitters using the Laser-LIGA technique, In Proceedings Laser Micromachining for Optoelectronic Device Fabrication, 2003, vol. 4941, p. 121-132. [2] MIZUNO, H., SUGIHARA, O., JORDAN, S., OKAMOTO, N., OHAMA, M., KAINO, T. Replicated polymeric optical waveguide devices with large core connectable to plastic optical fiber using thermo-plastic and thermocurable resins. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 2006, vol. 24, no. 2, p. 919-926. [3] PARK, H.J., LIM, K.S., KANG, H.S. Low-cost 1×2 plastic optical beam splitter using a V-type angle polymer waveguide for the automotive network. Optical Engineering, 2011, vol. 50, no. 7, p. 075002-075004. [4] KWANG, T.K., MIN, K.K. Kuk Low-loss 1 x 2 plastic optical fiber coupler incorporating a tapered polymeric waveguide and plastic optical fiber transition Regions. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 2012, vol. 51, no. 9, p. 8504-8506. [5] PRAJZLER, V., PHAM, N.K., ŠPIRKOVÁ, J. Design, fabrication and properties of the multimode polymer planar 1 x 2 Y optical splitter. Radioengineering, 2012, vol. 21, p. 1202-1207.
Texture Parameterization for Large Polygonal Model
doc. Ing. Vlastimil Havran, Ph.D.
1 semester / Master
Department of Computer Graphics and Interaction
11. 4. 2017
Study the methods and applications used for mapping of 2D coordinates to 3D polygonal models. Select the suitable and efficient approach for texture mapping of large model. Provide the texture mapping for a particular model of MPI Informatics Building Model and render example images in PBRT to verify the correctness of the resulting parameterization.

Requirements

Basic skills in computer graphics andtexture mapping.
Estimation of signal to noise ratio of mobile users
doc. Ing. Zdeněk Bečvář, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Telecommunications Engineering
12. 4. 2017
Investigate options how to estimate an evolution of the signal to noise ratio observed by mobile users.
The objective is to evaluate and compare various ways of signal
estimation from the estimation error perspective with respect to the wide range user’s mobility patterns.
Path selection for date delivery in femto-cloud
doc. Ing. Zdeněk Bečvář, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Telecommunications Engineering
12. 4. 2017
Analyze potential parameters that should be considered for selection of most suitable
path for delivery of data from user equipment to femtocells composing so-called femto-cloud.
Then, the parameters should be put to a relation with requirements of individual
users and quality of communication channels in order to select an access station for users.
Evaluation of methods for measurement of a position on a planar surface
doc. Ing. Zdeněk Hurák, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Control Engineering
12. 4. 2017
The goal of this student project is to investigate and evaluate several methods for
measurement of a position of a single or multiple objects in a small planar arena (say, up to
1m2). The task is motivated by the currently ongoing research in planar feedback
manipulation such as positioning an iron ball on top of a rectangular array of electromagnets.

The particular list of methods that should be studied, evaluated and compared is:
• processing the images taken by a camera observing the global scene (from above)
• resistive foil
• LED matrix
• set of IR sensors
• capacitive sensors
• magnetic sensors .
As a continuation of this task, some development of algorithms for the chosen hardware
platform is expected.

Requirements

Student profile: senior undergraduate or graduate student in electrical engineering. The task needs a creative student with some modest hobby-level skills in electronics. These could be developed while working on the project, of course. The willingness to learn these hardware oriented skills is crucial.
Bio - inspired Information Concealing
Dr. Mgr. Lukáš Kencl
1 semester
Department of Telecommunications Engineering
12. 4. 2017
This project will investigate practical applicability of repeats-based information
concealing on real-life data. Participants will apply this technique to various data
samples (text, email, network traffic, audio, video) and analyze its performance.
Matlab, Linux/Unix scripting and general computer programming skills will be utilized.

Requirements

Required skills: working English speaking and writing, basic combinatorial mathematics and statistics Recommended skills: General programming, Matlab, Linux/Unix scripting
Interactive 3D gesture recognition utilizing a depth sensor (e.g. Microsoft Kinect, Asus Xtion PRO, etc.)
Dr. Mgr. Lukáš Kencl
1 semester
Department of Telecommunications Engineering
12. 4. 2017
- research methods and libraries / toolkits / framework for interactive 3D gesture recognition
- based on the research, choose the most appropriate library (or implement own solution if no one is suitable) and implement a gesture recognizer
- the recognizer should be capable of defining custom set of gestures
SIP Server Traffic Anonymizer
Dr. Mgr. Lukáš Kencl
1 semester
Department of Telecommunications Engineering
12. 4. 2017
This project will build tools to pre-process and anonymize large SIP network traffic traces.
Working with a large dataset obtained from a commercial partner, the results
will be published as an open-source prototype.
Linux/Unix scripting, SIP protocol knowledge and general computer programming skills will be utilized.

Requirements

Required skills: working English speaking and writing, basic network protocols knowledge, SIP knowledge and experience, Linux/Unix scripting
Multiagent planning
Ing. Antonín Komenda, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
12. 4. 2017
The principles of local search in planning graphs was used in top performing planner LPG in International Planning Competition 2004. Nowaday most efficient single-agent planners use the planning graph stucture for relaxation heuristic estimation. Particular ways of usage of planning graph for local search in multi-agent setting is an interesting unanswered research question currently.
In the assignment,
1) study the principle of local search in planning graph,
2) extend the work on LGP towards distributed search,
3) reuse parts of LPG and complete an implementation of a multi-agent LPG,
4) experimentally verify and validate efficiency of the planner against state-of-the-art solutions (e.g., multi-agent A* and multi-agent GraphPlan).
Perfect group foto
Ing. David Sedláček, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Computer Graphics and Interaction
11. 4. 2017
Study methods for image segmentation, multi-label optimization and seamles image composition. Design and develop an application for a composition of several photos together to build up one photo containing best face for each person from the photo collection. Assume that all photos of people group were taken from tripod. The faces can be inaccurately selected by user.

Requirements

Image processing and segmentation.
Database for IVE tool
Ing. Ivo Malý, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Computer Graphics and Interaction
11. 4. 2017
IVE tool is integrated visualization environment for analysis of usability test data. It allows analysis of data sets from different types of data sources using various visualization plugins. Data sets are currently stored in local object database. Analyze formats of data sets and types of databases and suggest new type of database for client-server solution and implement the solution. IVE tool is based on NetBeans Platform and implemented in Java.

Requirements

Java, databases.
Multimodal tablet application for exploration of small indoor spaces for visually impaired children
Ing. Jan Balata
1 semester
Department of Computer Graphics and Interaction
11. 4. 2017
Analyze research dealing with orientation and spatial memory of blind children. Design and develop a multimodal application for touch screen tablets which helps blind children to explore and learn small indoor spaces (e.g. new nursery school). Use voice, sound, touch, gestures, etc. for interaction.

Requirements

Basic skills in user interface design.
Determination of hemodynamic parameters and primary screening of atherosclerosis
Ing. Jan Havlík, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Circuit Theory
12. 4. 2017
Suitable for: Ph.D. student (or advanced MSc. student)
The project deals with the design and implementation of signal processing methods for
measuring of blood pressure and hemodynamic parameters.
Consequently, the target of the project is a design of methods for
primary screening of atherosclerosis based on hemodynamic parameters and a shape of the pulse wave.
Anexperimental workplace has been designed and developedfor solving theproject.
New signal database hasbeen collecting using this workplace.

Requirements

Strong basics in the area of signal processing and/or circuit theory and hardware design, knowledge of MATLAB
Vital Signs Monitoring – hardware design and implementation of methods
Ing. Jan Havlík, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Circuit Theory
12. 4. 2017
Suitable for: Ph.D. student (or advanced MSc. student)

The project aims with the design and realization of the
system for telemonitoring of selected vital
signs like the heart rate, blood oxygenation, breathing frequency etc.
The signs are sensed using own hardware; the acquired signals are preprocessed and transferred wirelessly.
The project includes both hardware design and realization, and software/firmwardesign and implementation.

Requirements

strong basics in the area of hardware designand/or signal processing, knowledge of MATLAB Vital S igns Monitoring – hardware design and implementation of methods
Analysis and Assessments in Speech Pathology
Ing. Jan Rusz, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Circuit Theory
12. 4. 2017
Suitable for: Ph.D. and MS. Students

The project is aimed to finding methods that would be based on the analysis of speech pathological audio recordings and would be able to objectively and automatically determine the degree of speech disorders. These methods could be useful for medical experts in determining of speech pathology severity. There are extensive speech pathology databases and MATLAB codes in SAMI group.

Requirements

Basics in the area of Digital Signal Processing, knowledge of MATLAB Recommended subjects to be studied at the DCT: Biological Signal Processing (PhD subject) Digital signal processing (PhD subject) Phonetic signals and their coding (PhD subject) Basic Signal Processing (available for fall semester) Signal theory (fall semester) Biological signals (spring semester) Digital Signal processing (spring semeste
Analysis and processing of Multichannel Surface EMG
Ing. Jan Sedlák
1 semester
Department of Circuit Theory
12. 4. 2017
Suitable for: Ph.D. and MS. Students

The project is aimed on processing of multichannel surface electromyographic signals, muscle activity detection and muscle coordination maps. We cooperate with colleagues from the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, which record surface EMG signals for various sports activities.
There are extensives EMG signal databases and MATLAB codes in SAMI group.

Requirements

Basics in the area of Digital Signal Processing, knowledge of MATLAB Recommended subjects to be studied at the DCT: Biological Signal Processing (PhD subject) Digital signal processing (PhD subject) Phonetic signals and their coding (PhD subject) Basic Signal Processing (available for fall semester) Signal theory (fall semester) Biological signals (spring semester) Digital Signal processing (spring semester)
Simulation of snow accumulation
Ing. Jaroslav Sloup
1 semester / Master
Department of Computer Graphics and Interaction
11. 4. 2017
Explore existing methods for the simulation of the snow accumulation in outdoor scenes. Design and implement a suitable data structure that will be able to represent inhomogeneous structure of the accumulated snow. Use this data structure in a simulation of snow accumulation and its melting. Implemented approach has to be tested on at least three scenes with different geometric complexity.

Requirements

Natural phenomena modeling, C++.
Spark Plasma Sintering and Plasma Spray Technology of Silicates
Ing. Josef Sedláček, CSc.
1 semester / Doctoral
Department of Electrotechnology
11. 4. 2017
Project is focused on comparison of two technologies, plasma spray coating and newly developed process spark plasma sintering (or field-assisted sintering technology). A set of silicate samples will be used for the comparison. Especially, the micro-structural and electric properties of prepared samples will be considered.
The task is directed to:
1) Theoretical study of processes SPS and plasma spray technology and familiarization with production equipment.
2) Sample fabrication of selected silicates.
3) Metallographic treatment, crystallographic assessment and XRD measurement of samples.
4) Sample preparation for the dielectric measurement.
5) Complex assessment of dielectric and transport properties of samples.

Requirements

Chemistry of silicates, Solid states physics, Physics of dielectrics.
Constructive Solid Geometry on GPU
Ing. Ladislav Čmolík, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Computer Graphics and Interaction
11. 4. 2017
Constructive Solid Geometry (CSG) is geometry modeling technique that takes as an input set of primitive objects (e.g., sphere, box, cylinder and cone) and binary tree build upon the primitive objects. Each interior node of the binary tree represents one Boolean operation (union, intersection, difference) on the input objects. Analyze existing methods for rendering CSG on GPU and based on the analysis implement application that will display CSG in real time. Implementation in C/C++ or Java using OpenGL.

Requirements

C++ or Java and OpenGL CSG modeling.
Android logistic assistant for storage areas
Ing. Lukáš Vojtěch, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Telecommunications Engineering
12. 4. 2017
Program the Android client and server application for logistic assistant.
Verify the communication and system features in laboratory conditions. Consider secure communication (SSL/TLS).
Logistic terminal uses GPS, NFC and Wi-Fi technologies for controlling of logistic
operation in storage areas. The user of the Android applicationis routed by remote
server to specific GPS coordinates, where he is obliged to confirm the finding of the
specific logistic unit. The unit is equipped by NFC tag. After confirmation, the server
application routes the user to the place of goods delivery.
System for unique identification of goods using NFC tags
Ing. Lukáš Vojtěch, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Telecommunications Engineering
12. 4. 2017
Develop an Android application to identify goodsthat is equipped by NFC tags.
The specific goods is equipped with NFC tags, which allow verification of the goods origin,
i.e. production information, distribution chain, expiration, etc., with the aid of remote
database. Secure communication with the server should be taken into account.
There will be a cooperation with another student.
Open Street Maps for Mobile Robot Navigation
Ing. Martin Saska, Dr. rer. nat.
1 semester / Bachelor
Department of Cybernetics
12. 4. 2017
Open Street Map is a public, open, XML-based format specification for description of outdoor environment. The format allows easy extension for the purposes of map-based mobile robot navigation. The purpose of this work is to design the OSM format extension. Moreover, the student should implement a mobile robot navigation algorithm, which would use the OSM extension.
Autonomous car parking system
Ing. Martin Šipoš, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Measurement
12. 4. 2017
Autonomous car parking system is system that moves a vehicle from a traffic lane into
parking spot. The parking system is nowadays widely used to enhance the comfort and safety
of driving in situations where much attention and experience is needed to perform the parking maneuvers.
The main aim of the project is to develop algorithms for autonomous car parking assistant for
RC model of car equipped by ultrasonic sensors and odometer.

Requirements

Capability of using MATLAB, C code programming, control algorithms. All can be a part of consultations.
Quadcopter and camera based tracking
Ing. Martin Šipoš, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Measurement
12. 4. 2017
The drones or UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) became very popular during last years.
They are used in wide range of applications such as search and rescue, monitoring and mapping of various areas, hobby flights, etc. The UAVs can be remotely controlled or they can flight autonomously. The main task of this project is design and development algorithms that will process data from small-light camera mounted on quadcopter and based on the image processing, algorithmswill control flightof quadcopter.
For example, the quadcopter equipped by camera will follow moving LED diode.
Finally, the algorithms should be implemented and the quadcopter should be in constant altitude and should follow LED, which is below it and which defines the position. As a quadcopter, the small, light Crazyflie or AR.Drone can be used.

Requirements

Matlab programming, C code and Python programming, HW realization, control algorithms.
Simulation of inertial navigation principles
Ing. Martin Šipoš, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Measurement
12. 4. 2017
Inertial navigation uses motion sensors (accelerometers) and rotation sensors (gyroscopes) for
calculation of position, velocity and orientation of object via dead reckoning. The main
advantage of inertial navigation is that it does not uses any external references, as in case of GPS.
The main task of this project is design and development of a simulation scheme of inertial
navigation principles in Matlab/Simulink. The scheme will simulate the principle of attitude
and position determination and will demonstrate influence of sensor errors, influence of noise,
centrifugal force, etc. This scheme will be used for education purposes.

Requirements

Matlab/Simulink programming,basic knowledge of sensor errors, navigation principles. All can be a part of consultations.
Nonlinear Schrödinger equations
Ing. Michal Lucki, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Telecommunications Engineering
12. 4. 2017
Analyze the solutionpropagation in dispersion decreasing optical fibers. In this context, make a Matlab script as a solver of the nonlinear Schrödinger equations by the split-step Fourier method. As the outcome of the project, plot a “mesh” graph (mesh je vMatlabu 3D graf) of the normalized solutionenergy versus the solutionduration versus the normalized fiber length.
Efficient Nearest-neighbour Fields Computation
Ing. Michal Lukáč, Ph.D.
1 semester / Master
Department of Computer Graphics and Interaction
11. 4. 2017
Analyze methods for efficient nearest neighbour fields computation, including PatchMatch, Coherency-sensitive Hashing, and Propagation Assisted kD-trees and implement them polymorphously into a provided C++ framework. Extend the base methods to support search on rotation space, scale space and to allow dynamic masking of patches. Compare their performance against a naive solution, against each other, and against performance figures in the original papers.

Requirements

Basic skills in C++ and data structures.
Continuous testing of CAN bus support in Linux
Ing. Michal Sojka, Ph.D.
semester
Department of Control Engineering
12. 4. 2017
The goal of this project is to build an automated testbed for
continuous testing of CAN bus support in Linux kernel. Besides basic
functionality tests, we are also interested in performance tests with
the aim of finding performance regressions. It is expected that the
student will use a PC computer and several boards running embedded
Linux to perform the testing and measurement. The outputs will be
publicly available to the Linux CAN community.

Requirements

Advanced Linux user with knowledge of C language and scripting.
The use of symbolic execution for testing of safety-related software
Ing. Michal Sojka, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Control Engineering
12. 4. 2017
The goal of this project is to examine the use of symbolic execution
technique to verify the properties of software used in safety-related
(and real-time) systems in automotive application domain. The task
will be to use an existing symbolic execution tool such as KLEE to
execute the existing control software to discover potential bugs.
Based on the results of this experiment, new experiments will be
developed with the aim of finding a good strategy of how to
effectively find bugs in generic real-time control software.

Requirements

Proficiency and experience in programming, good knowledge of C language.
Context model specification using sensors (ST, BT, DT)
Ing. Miroslav Macík, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Computer Graphics and Interaction
11. 4. 2017
Perform an analysis of the platform for user interface generation and delivery (UIP platform), focus of specification of Context Model (CM). CM currently consists of four basic components: User Model, Device Model, Environment Model, and Assistive Technology model. Perform feasibility study of updating CM using sensors. It is possible to use computer-vision methods to estimate user’s age, sex or presence of assistive technologies like glasses. Another sensors on smart devices can be used for estimation of the ambient light intensity or to estimate the situation where an interaction occurs (while walking, standstill, indoors, outdoors). Design context sub-model specification (update) using at least three sensor-involved scenarios. Test the implemented solution on relevant user audience and compare the results with manually-specified UI that respect context.

Requirements

Basic skills in user interface design, context models, and computer vision.
Using anti-collision system data for radar-like visualization (ST, BT, DT)
Ing. Miroslav Macík, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Computer Graphics and Interaction
11. 4. 2017
Small aircrafts or gliders are more and more likely equipped with anti-collision systems. In case of small aircrafts or gliders in EU are these systems typically based on GPS-data broadcasting and use soon-to-be standardized FLARM protocol. Another system that is typical for medium sized aircrafts and airlines is ADS-B. Analyze anti-collision systems and corresponding data protocols. Perform a feasibility study of usage of the provided data for ground based, radar like situation awareness system. Design and implement a prototype system that consists of a prototype FLARM (ADS-B) receiver and corresponding visualization system on a case of a small national airfield. Test the system in real environment and identify pros and cons of such a solution.

Requirements

Basic skills in programming.
Camera-based guidance of a six-axis robot
Ing. Pavel Burget, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Control Engineering
12. 4. 2017
An industrial camera is connected to a robotic system, where a PLC and a six-axis robot
are connected in a Profinet network, and the image recognition algorithms are part of
the camera system. The aim of this one-term project is to program the camera and the
robot to search for given objects laying on the ground and have them collected by the
robot at one place. This task is going to be extended in such a way that the robot
follows the movements of a human in front of itself.
Programming of Profinet diagnostics
Ing. Pavel Burget, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Control Engineering
12. 4. 2017
Write communication functions in Ruby to read diagnostics information from Profinet
IO devices. Create filters to get only selected information from the devices. Design
algorithm to analyse the obtained data and provide the status of the devices
(good/bad IO data, diagnostics available, etc.), IO data cycle, etc
Robotic table football
Ing. Pavel Burget, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Control Engineering
12. 4. 2017
The aim of this project is to equip a table football with motors and a motion
control system to create a platform for testing of algorithms that allow the
motion control system to play football automatically against a human player.
The outcome of this project is going to be analysis of the movements,
requirements specification and project design description. Additionally the
mechanical platform to be fit on the table football will be created and basic
configuration of the motion control system will be done.
Simulation in digital factory
Ing. Pavel Burget, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Control Engineering
12. 4. 2017
Design, create and test simulation of a production line in Tecnomatix digital factory.
The production line is inspired by a welding line in a car factory and contains four
industrial robots with grippers and welding units. There are also conveyors
transporting the products. One of the robot is a real six-axis welding robot. The tools of
two of the robots are changeable. After testing the production line in simulation create
a PLC program to control the line in digital factory and then transfer the robotic
program to the real robot
Analysis and processing of intracranial EEG
Ing. Petr Ježdík, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Circuit Theory
12. 4. 2017
Suitable for: Ph.D. and MS. Students

The project is aimed on methods for analyses of intracranial (invasive) EEG in interictal, ictal
and postictal epileptic state in time and frequencies domain. Analyses are focused on seizure onset zone detection,
specific waveform identification and epiletiform-network links finding.
Precise localization and removing of epileptic zones is essential for successful outcome of surgical treatment.
There are extensive EEG signal databases and MATLAB codes in ISARG group cooperating with University Hospital Motol in Prague.

Requirements

Basics in the area of Digital Signal Processing, knowledge of MATLAB Recommended subjects to be studied at the DCT: Biological Signal Processing (PhD subject) Digital signal processing (PhD subject) Phonetic signals and their coding (PhD subject) Basic Signal Processing (available for fall semester) Signal theory (fall semester) Biological signals (spring semester) Digital Signal processing (spring semester)
Models for femtocell networks
Ing. Robert Bešťák, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Telecommunications Engineering
12. 4. 2017
The aim of project is to compare different existing models for femtocell placement (random placement /dense-urban model/ etc.) and develop new ones suitable for the femtocell environment. Steps: to familiarize with femtocell problematic –to implement exiting models in Matlab and to analyzetheir features –to design new model(s) suitable for the femtocell environment.

Requirements

Recommended skills: General programming, Matlab
Use of Ripley's K function in femtocell environments
Ing. Robert Bešťák, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Telecommunications Engineering
12. 4. 2017
The aim of project is to investigate how we can describe/ characterize distribution of femtocells in a macrocell, i.e. whether femtocell locations are homogenous, cluster, disperse, etc. To characterize the distribution, Ripley's K functionwill be used.
Steps: to familiarize with femtocellproblematic–to develop a model in Matlab (onemacrocell containing various number of femtocells that are differently distributed in the macrocell) – to characterize the femtocell distribution with the help of Ripley'sK function.

Requirements

Recommended skills: General programming, Matlab
Virtualization of VoIP servers
Ing. Robert Bešťák, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Circuit Theory
12. 4. 2017
The task is to evaluate suitability of virtualization for high available VoIP servers
distributed in wide area network. Requirements on network characteristics such as
jitter, round trip time and bandwidth should be analyzed.

Requirements

Recommended skills: General programming, HW virtualization
Interactive multi - touch gesture recognition
Ing. Roman Hák
1 semester
Department of Telecommunications Engineering
12. 4. 2017
- research existing methods and libraries / toolkits for interactive multi
- touch gesture recognition
- based on the research, choose themost appropriate library (or implement own solution if no one is suitable) and implement a gesture recognizer
- the recognizer should be capable of defining custom set of gestures
User identification with utilization of depth sensor data (e.g. Microsoft Kinect, Asus Xtion PRO, etc.)
Ing. Roman Hák
1 semester
Department of Telecommunications Engineering
12. 4. 2017
- research various methods of user identification with utilization of depth sensor data (face recognition, recognition based on body proportions, etc.)
- based on the research, choose at least one method and make a referential implementation
Automated Impedance Measurement and Model Fitting
Ing. Štěpán Matějka, Ph.D.
1 semester / Master
Department of Radioelectronics
11. 4. 2017
The project is focused on the impedance measurement, analysis, and component model fitting. One part of the project consists in automated remotely controlled impedance measurement and data collection using the specialized measurement instrument equipped with GPIB. The second part engages in mathematical analysis of measurementresults and fitting parameters of appropriate component model. Both the measurement & analysis are supposed to be implemented in the MATLAB programming language. The expected results are model numerical parameters and graphical plots.

Requirements

Basic skills in programming (MATLAB), circuit theory, mathematical optimizationand regression analysis, automated measurements.
Management concept of Smart Grids networks
Ing. Zdeněk Brabec, CSc.
1 semester
Department of Telecommunications Engineering
12. 4. 2017
Smart Grids are energy networks, which use information and communication
technologies for real-time management of electricity production and consumption.
Telecommunications is a branch where the network management is mastered very well.
The aim of the work is a complex analysis of existing procedures for managing
telecommunications networks usage for Smart Grids management.
The work will be elaborated in accordance with the activities of the TM Forum organization.
Extensive-form games solution concepts
Mgr. Branislav Bošanský, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
12. 4. 2017
Nash equilibrium (NE) is the best known solution concept in game theory, however, NE does not exactly correspond to the way people make their decisions in competitive scenarios. Therefore, a number of alternative solution concepts was designed, such as quantal response equilibrium, or cognitive hierarchy models. Until now, only a limited focus has been given on studying these solution concepts in the domain of extensive-form games together with the computational aspect. Therefore, the task is to:
1) Study alternative behavioral game-theoretic solution concepts in the domain of extensive-form games.
2) Investigate existing algorithms for finding these solution concepts in extensive-form games.
3) Analyze and design a modification of existing algorithms using an iterative double-oracle approach that is successfully used for computing NE.
4) Implement designed algorithms and experimentally evaluate the performance against human participants.
Functional MRI of hypercapnia data
prof. Dr. Ing. Jan Kybic
1 semester / Master
Department of Cybernetics
12. 4. 2017
Hypercapnia is a condition of increased presence of carbon dioxide in the blood. Normal reaction of brain to this condition is vessel dilation that will increase the blood flow in the brain in order to compensate for the decreased presence of oxygen in blood. This processes can be monitored over time using a special MRI sequence called BOLD. The BOLD sequence is sensitive to the level of oxygen in blood and increased oxygen concentration shows as increased signal in the images. Hypercapnia BOLD imaging can used to study the vasoreactivy of vessels to the fluctuating level of carbon dioxide in blood. It can be used to identify brain regions with non-standard reaction and as such to identify problematic vessels that may contain stenos or some other vascular pathology. The hypercapnia is usually induced by letting the subjects breath air with increased carbon dioxide concentrations during MRI examination. In our data, we have used several periods of controlled breatholds which is more convenient for use in clinical practice. This, however, brings additional issues in data evaluation as the patients are not always capable to dutifully follow the protocol. The aim of this thesis is to evaluate clinical data from 50+ patients obtained during one or more sessions. The brain of each patient is supposed to contain normal regions and it may contain also pathological regions. The time course of BOLD signal in each patient needs to be examined first to identify what is the normal reaction for each patient (as being close to the expected response). Subsequently, the whole brain of each patient needs to be studied to identify if there are regions with no reaction and with pathological reaction. The result of the automatic analysis of the hypercapnia fMRI data will be compared with clinical findings and the sensitivity and specificity of the automatic method and the BOLD examination will be assessed. Data and clinical findings will be supplied by University hospital in Dresden. The results will be evaluated in close collaboration with medical doctors from the hospital. The aplicant is expected to visit Dresden regularly.

Requirements

The applicant is expected to be fluent in English and have good programming skills in Matlab. Willingness to learn basic principles of fMRI and BOLD imaging as well as to learn the basic medical background of the problem is expected.
Microscopy image processing and digital pathology
prof. Dr. Ing. Jan Kybic
1 semester
Department of Cybernetics
12. 4. 2017
Description: There is a wide range of possible problems to be
solved. The final aim is to combine gene expression,
clinical and imaging features to complement the
standard pathology assessment. The subtasks include
developing and implementing algorithms for the
detection of tissue cells, identification of tumor cells,
identification of the tumor region, detection of the
nuclei and measurement of their shape, spatial
distribution and other parameters. See
http://cmp.felk.cvut.cz/~kybic/proposed.html for
more details.
Realization form: software implementation, method description
Optimal MRI acquisition times for brain tissue segmentation from signal relaxation curve
prof. Dr. Ing. Jan Kybic
1 semester
Department of Cybernetics
12. 4. 2017
In MRI, The T1 relaxation time of brain tissue can be measured separately in each voxel from the signal recovery after saturation measured at multiple times. This information can be used to provide brain segmentation with good accuracy without using any prior knowledge about brain topology.
What has not been studied yet is the optimal settings of the acquisition times. The influence of more dense sampling and/or presence of noise in the data on the accuracy and systematic error of the segmentation needs to be evaluated. The obtained segmentation will be used for correcting partial volume effect in perfusion MRI measurement. The real data willbe provided by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf.
Adaptive Optimization
prof. Ing. Filip Železný, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Cybernetics
12. 4. 2017
Develop a prototype application of an algorithm that
learns how to solve a certain kind of a combinatorial
problem from examples of small instances and
solutions of that problem, and then applies this
learned knowledge for solving larger instances of the
problem. (Scary as it may seem, this assignment's complexity
may be reduced quite arbitrarily).

Instruction:
The extent of the deliverable will depend on the
particular project category (diploma thesis / Bc. /
semestral project / ...). Agreement will be settled with the supervisor.

Bibliography:
Will be provided by the supervisor.

Realization form:
Code in a language of student's choice + report

Examiner:
Jiří Kléma
Aspects of Conversational Quality Measurements
prof. Ing. Jan Holub, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Measurement
12. 4. 2017
Measurement of Conversational Quality as studied by Q15/SQ12 ITU-T is standardized when performed subjectively, e.g. in ITU-T P.800 and ITU-T P.805. However, except of traditional planning algorithm E-model ITU-T G.107, no objective method is standardized or at least widely accepted. Several proprietary algorithms are available, however, some aspects still remain a subject for further study. One of those aspects (echo perception, background noise influence, psophometrical signal level, one-way delay, asymmetrical delay etc.) will be chosen as a topic for the project, short review of available results will be elaborated and proposal for the final algorithm will be given.
Usability and Intelligibility Testing under Physical and Mental Load
prof. Ing. Jan Holub, Ph.D.
1 semester
Department of Measurement
12. 4. 2017
The speech intelligibility tests are well standardized and frequently used for subjective
assessment of telecommunication and radio communication equipment, speech coding
techniques and signal processing algorithms. Recent studies reveal, however, a discrepancy
between laboratory tests following rigid standardized procedures and practical results in field.
The main task of the project will be to design and perform subjective experiment
incorporating suitable (repeatable and well-controllable) mental or physical parallel task,
bringing the test conditions closer to real technology deployment.

Requirements

Ability to work with people, statistical data analysis, off-line data (recorded speech) processing
Implementation, simulation and performance evaluation of modulation, coding and synchronization algorithms in multi-node multi-user wireless networks
prof. Ing. Jan Sýkora, CSc.
1 semester / Doctoral
Department of Radioelectronics
11. 4. 2017
The target of the project is an implementation, simulation and performance evaluation of PHY layer algorithms (modulation, coding and synchronization signal processing) with the focus on wireless network coding in multi-node and multi-user scenarios. The implementation is done either using MATLAB based simulation environment and/or implementing the algorithms into the experimental transceiver HW kit (Ettus). The implementation requires deep understanding of the principles of the communication theory, the signal processing and elements of the information theory. The project is expected to have also a theoretical output complementing the implementation work.

Requirements

Ph.D. or advanced MS. student with good understanding of digital communication theory - PHY layer algorithms, modulation, coding, signal processing.
Energy and economic effectiveness of biomethane production and utilization – fuel cycle approach
prof. Ing. Jaroslav Knápek, CSc.
1 semester
Department of Economics, Management and Humanities
12. 4. 2017
For: MSc student or advanced BSc. student

Biomethane production is based on anaerobic digestion of biomass or other biodegradable matter (e.g. waste from agriculture) and upgrade of originating biogas to the quality of
biomethane (natural gas). Originating biogas can be directly used for power and heat production in cogeneration unit or can be upgraded into biomethane. Biomethane can serve as the substitute of natural gas or other fossil fuels in heat production or can serve as the gaseous fuel for transportation. Biomethane production and utilization can be defined as the series of energy processes starting with biomass planting on agriculture land, through biomass logistics, biomass processing into biogas and biomethane and biomethane delivery to the final customers. The goal of the work is to analyze biomethane fuel cycle (based on intentionally planted biomass on agriculture land – typically fresh maize), to identify individual elements of fuel cycle including their typical technical and economic parameters (for widely used technologies) and to evaluate energy efficiency of given fuel cycle and to evaluate economic competitiveness of produced biomethane against fossil fuels (natural gas, coal) and biogas utilization for power and heat production.

Task includes following steps:
1.Discussion of technologies used for biomethane prod
uction, collection of data (typical technical and economic parameters)
2.Overview of biomethane production and utilization in EU member states, discussion
of possibilities of biomethane utilization and futu
re perspectives of biomethane
3.Analysis of biomethane production fuel cycle, ident
ification of fuel cycle elements,
data collection (range of typical energy losses in
individual fuel cycle elements, economic parameters)
4.Evaluation of net energy efficiency of biomethane f
uel cycle and its comparison with biogas fuel cycle
5.Evaluation of economic effectiveness of biomethane
production and its competitiveness against fossil fuels
6.Preparation of economic model of biomethane fuel cycle

Requirements

Requested knowledge: Basics in financial management, basics in renewable energy sources, basics in power and heat production Recommended subjects for the study at FEE: Corporate Finance (AE0B16FIP), Ecology and Economy (AE1M16EKL)
COLLADA Viewer in WebGL
prof. Ing. Jiří Žára, CSc.
1 semester / Master
Department of Computer Graphics and Interaction
11. 4. 2017
Analyze existing software components for reading/parsing COLLADA format for 3D objects/scenes. Implement web-based COLLADA viewer on top of WebGL or other Javascript libraries. The viewer will display arbitrary COLLADA scene and allow camera manipulation using virtual trackball. Implement also the following functionalities: automatic 3D extent calculation, listing of components (triangles, primitives, textures).

Requirements

Basic skills in Javascript programming and computer graphics.
Power System Stability Analysis in Island Operation Mode
prof. Ing. Josef Tlustý, CSc.
1 semester
Department of Electroenergetics
12. 4. 2017
Suitable for: advanced MS. Student

The project aims at the impact of distributed generation (e.g. renewable sources) on operational and control aspects of distribution and transmission systems. The project is focused on the determination of the voltage profile, power losses, power quality and voltage stability. Models of distribution and transmission systems with considerable DG penetration will be used. The influences of DG on voltage stability limits of a power system will be studied. The project case study will be concentrated on island operation modes under different operation conditions.

Requirements

Very good knowledge of power system modeling and power plant operation modes, knowledge of MATLAB and/or other simulation software (Wolfram Mathematica, MathModelica). Recommended subjects to be studied at the Department of Electrical Power Engineering: Electrical Sources and Systems (available for fall semester) Control of Power Systems (spring semester) High Voltage Engineering (spring semester) Power Engineering 2 (spring semester) Power Plants (fall semester) Transmission and Distribution of Electricity (spring semester)
Gas sensor with surface acoustic wave (SAW)
prof. Ing. Miroslav Husák, CSc.
1 semester / Doctoral
Department of Microelectronics
12. 4. 2017
The project is focused on the design of gas sensor with surface acoustic wave (SAW): The design of the
basic topology of the structure SAW on the piezoelectric material. The design of the SAW sensor model.
The description of the model by the fundamental equations. Creating a 3D model of the structure. The
design of the heating system. Comb electrode structures design on the material surface. Design of SAW
oscillator, determine the operating frequency. Measuring circuit for the characterization of SAW sensors
is based on the method of measuring response of the sensor, which is connected to the oscillator
feedback i.e. positive feedback amplifier, providing an oscillator oscillating at the resonant frequency of
the sensor

Requirements

Basic knowledge and principles of chemical sensors, basic knowledge of electronic circuits, work with ANSYS or Coventor software Recommended subjects to be studied at the DEF: Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology AE2M34NAN (available for spring semester) Integrated System Structures AE2M34SIS (available for fall semester) Integrated Systems Design AE2M34NIS (available for spring semester) References (the project is closely related to work presented in the following papers): [1] Laposa, M. Husak, J. Kroutil: Gas sensor with SAW structures, proc. of the 2012 NSTI Nanotechnology, Santa Clara, 18.06.2012 - 21.06.2012, pp. 547-577, ISBN 978-1-4665-6275-2 [2] W. Wang, Ch. Lim, K. Lee, S. Yang: Wireless surface acoustic wave chem. sensor for simultaneous meas. of CO2 and humidity, J. of Micro/Nanolithography MEMS MOEMS 8, 3, (2009), 031306. [3] W. Shih, T. Wang, H. Wang, M. Wu: Effect of Alumina Film on Surface Acoustic Wave Properties of ZnO Thin Film Surface Acoustic Wave Devices, Japanese J. of Appl. Phys. 49 (2010) 09MD15. [4] L. Fan, S. Zhang, H. Ge, H. Zhang: „Theoretical optimizations of acoustic wave gas sensors with high conductivity sensitivities“, Sens. and Act. B: Chemical, (2012). [5] R. Ruby: Rev. and comp. of bulk acous. wave FBAR, SMR, IEEE Ultras. Symp., (2007), 1029–40.
Radiation Effects on SiC Power Devices
prof. Ing. Pavel Hazdra, CSc.
1 semester / Doctoral
Department of Microelectronics
12. 4. 2017
Abstract:
The aim of the project is the investigation of the effect of radiation on silicon carbide (SiC)
power devices performance. Advanced SiC power devices (SB or MPS diodes, MOSFETs,
JFETs) will be irradiated with different particles (protons, alphas, electrons or neutrons). The
effect of irradiation on device characteristics will be then investigated for particular projectiles. It
is expected that the applicant will characterize introduced defects, evaluate their influence on
device characteristics and develop adequate models, which allow prediction of SiC device
performance in radiation environment. The project will focus on particular combination of SiC
device and irradiation particle.

Requirements

Requirements: Strong basics in the area semiconductor devices and physics, knowledge of TCAD simulation tools like ATLAS or Synopsys is an advantage Recommended subjects to be studied at the DM: Electronics and Microelectronics AE4B34EM Electron Transport in Semiconductors XP34ETS Modern Power Devices and Integrated Circuits - XP34APD VLSI Structures and Technologies - XP34STV References (the project is closely related to work presented in the following papers): [1] P. Hazdra, V. Záhlava, J. Vobecký, M. Berthou, A. Mihaila, Radiation defects produced in 4H-SiC epilayers by proton and alpha particle irradiation, Materials Science Forum, 740- 742, 2013, pp. 661-664. [2] G. Alfieri, E.V. Monakhov, B.G. Svensson, A. Hallén, Defect energy levels in hydrogen-implanted and electron-irradiated n-type 4H silicon carbide, Journal of Applied Physics, 98, 2005, 113524.
Comfort monitor for sick building
prof. Ing. Pavel Ripka, CSc.
1 semester
Department of Measurement
12. 4. 2017
Many reconstructed and some new buildings have degraded internal climate which causes discomfort of their inhabitants and users. We are talking about a complex of objective and subjective symptoms often called sick building syndrome. This syndrome is connected with radical change of lighting, ventilation, humidity regime and thermal comfort in the building. The healthy building can be simulated by proper control of the ventilation, humidity, lighting and shadowing. Large sensor network should be installed for this purpose and algorithms for effective communication and energy management should be developed. The target of this project is to design a sensor system to monitor environment comfort in one room.

Requirements

The project requires knowledge of the basics of sensors and instrumentation plus some experience in measurement techniques.
Intelligent detection frame
prof. Ing. Pavel Ripka, CSc.
1 semester
Department of Measurement
12. 4. 2017
Detection frames are used to check persons and their luggage at the entrance to protected areas. New measurement and signal processing methods should be found to increase their feedthrough rate and detectivity. New algorithms should be developer for fusion of magnetic sensors (DC and AC, passive and active), optical cameras, thermal cameras, microwave and ultrasound sensors. These algorithms should be implemented and tested not only on models, but also in real situations. The target of this project is to develop magnetic detection frame with AMR sensors.

Requirements

The project requires knowledge of the basics of electronics, electromagnetic field theory, sensors and instrumentation plus some experience in measurement techniques.
Monitoring of humidity in building insulation
prof. Ing. Pavel Ripka, CSc.
1 semester
Department of Measurement
12. 4. 2017
The methods used to measure soil humidity could be adopted to measure water content in mineral insulation. Most of the methods are based on large permittivity of water. The detection principle is either capacitive or microwave. TDR and GPR is available for experiments. The result is a concept of portable practical instrument using contactless or minimum invasive method.

Requirements

The project requires knowledge of the basics of electromagnetic field theory, sensors and instrumentation plus some experience in measurement techniques.
Sensor node for the NDT of building structures
prof. Ing. Pavel Ripka, CSc.
1 semester
Department of Measurement
12. 4. 2017
Failure precaution in civil engineering is fast developing industry. Sensor nodes are placed in the concrete to monitor health of the structure, They placed in the insulation material to monitor humidity and temperature etc.. The goal is the early prevention of possible collapse or deterioration of materials or structures. The aim of the work is to design sensors that can be placed directly into the tested material and operated remotely. The core of the work is to test new types of sensors (e.g. fiber Bragg) of displacement, stress, and humidity. The applicability of the sensors will be verified.

Requirements

Project assumes advanced knowledge in HW/SW and sensor applicability.
Karhunen Loeve and Discrete Cosine Transforms on Digital Signal Processor
prof. Ing. Pavel Zahradník, CSc.
1 semester
Department of Telecommunications Engineering
12. 4. 2017
The aim of this activity is the support of laboratory teaching in the digital signal processing.
This activity comprises programming of both transform on the digital signal processor
(DSP). The programming is supposed in C. The hardware platform is the starter and
development kit based on the floating point digital signal processor TMS320C6748.
This is a 100% software activity.
Laser Beam Deflector
prof. Ing. Pavel Zahradník, CSc.
1 semester
Department of Telecommunications Engineering
12. 4. 2017
The aim of this activity is the design and development of a two-dimensional pointing mirror for the steering of a laser beam.
The control of the mirror is supposed using a fast microcontroller. Its programming is supposed in C. Intermediate hardware and software skills are required.
This activity comprises 50% hardware and 50% software.
Software Radio on Digital Signal Processor
prof. Ing. Pavel Zahradník, CSc.
1 semester
Department of Telecommunications Engineering
12. 4. 2017
The aim of this activity is the support of laboratory education in the digital signal processing.
This activity comprises programming of known algorithms for a direct conversion radio receiver on the digital signal processor (DSP) including filtering and demodulation.
The programming is supposed in C.
The hardware platform is the starter and development
kit based on the floating point digital signal processor TMS320C6748.
This activity comprises 20% hardware and 80% software.
Support for Laboratory Education in Digital Signal Processing in Matlab
prof. Ing. Pavel Zahradník, CSc.
1 semester
Department of Telecommunications Engineering
12. 4. 2017
The aim ofthis activity is the support of laboratory education in the digital signal processing.
This activity comprises the preparation of selected laboratory tasks in the Matlab environment.
It is focused on processing of audio signals in real time using recent Matlab options.
The signal processing includes signal filtering and signal analysis.
This is a 100% software activity.
Diversity techniques for Wireless Optical Networks
prof. Ing. Stanislav Zvánovec, Ph.D.
1 semester / Doctoral
Department of Electromagnetic Field
11. 4. 2017
The project is aimed on analyses and propagation modeling of single and multiple free space optical (FSO) links influenced by atmospheric phenomena. Along with theoretical part, measurements related to channel characterization will be carried out in laboratories of Czech Technical University in Prague and data from outdoor FSO network will be analyzed. The challenging study will involve deep analysis of topological properties of FSO networks and their implementation within ad-hoc networks.

Requirements

Strong basics in the area of electromagnetics and optics, knowledge of MATLAB.
Preservers in Quantum Information Theory
prof. RNDr. Jan Hamhalter, CSc.
1 semester
Department of Mathematics
11. 4. 2017
Recently many new results on preservers of important quantities in quantum information theory such as mutual quantum information and entropy have appeared. However, many open and challenging questions in this area remain. In the project proposed we would like to concentrate on characterizing maps on quantum systems preserving important information metrics. The method will be based on studying existing methods in the literature and own investigation of the properties of quantum information for finite dimensional spaces. The work should result in a treatment and possibly in journal publication.

Requirements

Strong background in Linear Algebra and Calculus.
Responsible person: doc. Ing. Jiří Jakovenko, Ph.D.