Technical University of Denmark

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Department of Photonics Engineering

For almost two centuries, DTU has been dedicated to fulfilling the vision of H.C. Ørsted — the father of electromagnetism — who founded the university in 1829 to develop and create value using the natural sciences and the technical sciences to benefit society.

The participating department in RealVision is the Dept of Photonics Engineering (DTU Fotonik) whose research and education activities focus on photonics technologies for a wide range of applications covering communications, sensing, energy and bio-medical. About 220 researchers are employed at DTU Fotonik, including approx 90 PhD students. DTU Fotonik offers international Master Degrees in Photonics, Telecommunication, and Physics and Nanotechnology, and it graduates about 30+ PhD and 50+ MSc students per year, emphasizing education of highly skilled students with durable collaboration with industry. DTU Fotonik spins off on average 1-2 companies per year, and yearly files 15 patent applications.

Coding & Visual Communication Group

The Coding and Visual Communication Group at DTU Fotonik focuses on image and video coding in visual communication technology and error-correcting coding in digital communication.

The image and video coding activities are directed towards visual communication technology and systems where a variety of image and video data need to be coded efficiently for optimal quality and use of the available communication bandwidth. The full signal chain from capture over coding and processing to display is considered. Further information on image and video research activities within the group:

  • Drone video communication
  • Distributed video coding
  • Improving video quality for LED backlit flat panel displays
  • The research in the area of error-correcting coding in digital communication focuses on the following main activities:

  • Error-correcting decoding algorithms - design and implementation
  • Receiver design
  • Advanced coding, modulation and transmission systems using iterative decoding/reception
  • Information theoretic capacity of communication systems, e.g. optical communication
  • Application of coded systems in satellite communication
  • Application of high-speed forward error-correcting coding (FEC) in optical communication
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