Subject description - BE2M99ZVT

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BE2M99ZVT Audio Technology 1 Extent of teaching:2P+2L
Guarantors:Husník L. Roles:P,V Language of
Teachers:Husník L., Jiříček O., Rund F. Completion:Z,ZK
Responsible Department:13137 Credits:6 Semester:Z


The course provides fundamentals of physical acoustics and acoustic measurement, including problems of noise from technical and perceptional point of view. In the second part principles of electroacoustic and electromechanical transducers are explained along with their analysis. Principles of audio compressing systems and spatial sound processing are also treated.

Study targets:

The course is aimed at fundamental knowledge in audio engineering.

Course outlines:

1. Acoustic waves in gases and liquids
2. Acoustic waves in solid state
3. Elementary sound sources
4. Acoustic waveguides
5. Acoustical measurement, sound level meter, acoustic intensity and power
6. Noise, physiological, psychoacoustical and technical aspects
7. Electrodynamic and electromagnetic transducers
8. Piezoelectric and electrostatic transducers
9. Acoustic transmitters, loudspeakers and loudspeaker systems
10. Acoustic receivers, microphones
11. Calibration of electroacoustic transducers and other electroacoustic measurements
12. Measurement and analysis of linear and nonlinear acoustic systems
13. Lossy and lossless sound compressions
14. Spatial sound processing

Exercises outline:

1. Introduction, seminar on sound propagation
2. Introduction to lab excercises
3. Eigenmodes measurement
4. Measurement of electrodynamic loudspeaker parameters
5. Calibration of earphones on the artificial ear
6. Electrostatic calibration
7. Seminar - electrodynamic loudspeaker in a box
8. Transfer function measurement using EASERA
9. Implementation of sweep method in Matlabu
10. Implementation of MLSSA method in Matlabu
11. Compressed signal quality evaluation
12. Implementation of sound compression method in Matlabu
13. Consultation/back-up for the length of the semester
14. Credit


[1] Kuttruff, H.: Acoustics, Taylor and Francis 2007
[2] Beranek, L.L., Vér, I.L.: Noise and vibration control engineering, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. New York, 2006.


Students should master knowledge of maths, physics, signal theory and electric circuits theory at the bachelor state exam level.



acoustics, electroacoustics, audio signal processing

Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
MEEK1_2016 Communication Systems and Networks V
MEEK2_2018 Media and Signal Processing P 1
MEEK3_2016 Electronics V
MEEK4_2016 Media and Signal Processing P 1
MEEK2_2016 Radio and Optical Technology V

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