Signal processing laboratory

The laboratory was established in 1972 and is engaged in theoretical research and practical development of digital signal processing systems, including the development of specific techniques and applications in analog-to-digital signal conversion. The work of the laboratory during these years is reflected in more than 200 publications, conference presentations, and monographs.

Currently, 24 people are working in the laboratory, including 3 lead researchers, 4 researchers, 7 assistants.

Research and development areas:

  • Virtual instruments based on advanced DSP technologies;
  • Program-controlled radio devices, including those based on non-uniform sampling;
  • Signal-dependent analysis of non-stationary signals, event-driven analog-to-digital conversions;
  • Biometrics and brain signal processing;
  • Microminiaturization of data acquisition and processing systems;
  • Smart sensor and networked embedded system signal processing;
  • Wireless sensor network systems, including sensor module hardware architecture, communication protocols, operating systems and application-oriented software;
  • Applications of directional antenna arrays in wireless sensor networks;
  • Transistor based UWB pulse generators and receivers.

Currently, 2 groups have been formed in the laboratory focusing on the development of wearable sensor systems and the development of ultra-wideband radar technology.

Wearable sensor group is working on wearable sensor system development with potential applications in medicine, sport and daily activities. Mainly systems are based on inertial sensors, but the group has also experience with bioelectric signals (ECG, EMG, EEG). Within group novel wired communication solution has been developed that allows data acquisition from several hundred sensors, using minimal wiring. The solution is further developed beyond the field of wearable sensor systems for monitoring the deformations of constructions.

Examples of developed technologies:

Group competencies-expertise: sensor system development, inertial sensors, low power sensor system development, PCB design, Flexible PCB design, digital communication interfaces, Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy communication in application level, inertial signal processing, bio-electric signal processing, machine learning algorithms, 3D visualization, simulations, software development for smart devices (Android OS smartphones, tablets) in wearable sensor context.

The Ultra wideband (UWB) radar team is working on research and development of equivalent time conversion radar systems, resulting in both different unique solutions to improve radar performance and efficiency and several patents and publications on UWB signal generation, reception, processing, etc. Also, the group has developed a UWB radar device, which is used to study various UWB radar applications, such as:

  • through wall measurements;
  • ice thickness measurements;
  • observation of non-contact signs of life (breathing, heartbeat);
  • time domain reflectometry;
  • antenna time domain measurements;
  • measurements of material parameters.

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Head of Laboratory

    Dr. sc. ing. Rolands Šāvelis

    Researcher

    +371 67558110
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Assigned Specialists

    Dr.Sc.Ing. Vladimirs Aristovs

    Senior Researcher

    +37167558141
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    Mg. math. Tamāra Laimiņa

    Research assistant

    +371 67558202; +371 67558207
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    Mg. sc. ing. Romāns Maļiks

    Research assistant

    +371 67558172
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    B. S. Eduards Lobanovs

    Research assistant

    371 67558197
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    B. S. Artis Rozentāls

    Research assistant

    +371 67558221, Mob: +371 24919875
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    Mg. sc. ing. Gatis Šūpols

    Researcher

    +371 67558128
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    Dr. sc. comp. Michael Broitman

    Senior Researcher

    +371 29480378
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    Dr. sc. comp Atis Elsts

    Senior Researcher

    +37167558160
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    Mg. sc. ing. Armands Ancāns

    Researcher

    +371 67558-274
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    Mg. sc. ing. Maksis Celitāns

    Research assistant

    +371 67558124
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    Mg. sc. Comp. Gatis Gaigals

    Researcher

    +371 67558115
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    Mg. sc. ing. Madars Mileiko

    Research assistant

    +371 67558141
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    Mg. sc. ing. Voldis Zujs

    Research assistant

    67558128
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