Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting: Designs, Systems and Operation

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This practical reference book is concerned mainly with the technology of digital terrestrial television broadcasting. The author describes the latest developments in digital television, the status of analog technology, and the basics of digital technology and its specifications. The operating and measurement procedure is given especially extensive treatment. Technical future scenarios are also discussed. The book thus gives a self-contained account of this topical theme which will be useful for trainee engineers ...

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Overview

This practical reference book is concerned mainly with the technology of digital terrestrial television broadcasting. The author describes the latest developments in digital television, the status of analog technology, and the basics of digital technology and its specifications. The operating and measurement procedure is given especially extensive treatment. Technical future scenarios are also discussed. The book thus gives a self-contained account of this topical theme which will be useful for trainee engineers as well as media experts and broadcasting professionals.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642637254
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 4/30/2013
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 243
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

1 History of the Development of Digital Transmission Techniques in TV Broadcasting.- 1.1 Growth in the Proportion of Digital Signal Transmission in Television Engineering.- 1.2 Beginnings of Digital HDTV in the United States.- 1.3 Research Projects and Pilot Developments in Europe.- 1.4 Specification by the European DVB Project.- 2 Present State of the Terrestrial Television Broadcasting Service.- 2.1 Programme Feeds to the Transmitting Stations.- a) Microwave and Cable.- b) Broadcast Satellites.- 2.2 Signal Transmission Technology.- a) Overview.- b) Dual-Sound Carrier Method.- c) NICAM Method.- d) The Data Line Technology.- 2.3 Television Transmitter Engineering.- a) Overview.- b) 20-kW UHF TV Transmitter with Tetrode.- c) 10-kW Solid-State UHF Transmitter.- d) Further Development in TV Amplifier Technology.- 2.4 Basic Measuring and Monitoring Methods.- a) Automatic Frame Measuring Technique.- b) Test Line Monitoring Technique.- c) Measurement Parameters in the Dual-Sound Carrier Method.- d) NICAM Measuring Method.- 2.5 Planning of Coverage.- a) Antenna Technology.- b) Planning Guidelines.- 3 Basic Principles of Digital Television Transmission.- 3.1 Video Coding.- 3.2 Audio Coding.- 3.3 MPEG-2 Transport Stream.- 3.4 Channel Coding and OFDM Methods.- 3.5 Single-Frequency Network.- 4 Basic Parameters of the Specification for the Digital Terrestrial TV transmission.- 4.1 Channel Coding.- 4.2 Quadrature Amplitude Modulation.- 4.3 Basic Changes Compared with the Present Broadcasting Service.- a) Principle of the DVB Transmitter and Receiver.- b) Differences in the Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting Service.- 5 Programme Feeds to the Digital Terrestrial Transmitting Stations.- 5.1 MPEG-2 Signal Feed.- a) Satellite Uplink.- b) Satellite Downlink Reception at the Terrestrial Transmitting Station.- c) Programme Transfer with the Baseband Coding.- 5.2 Programme Feed Alternatives.- 5.3 Pragmatic Approaches to an Implementation.- a) Basic System of the Established DSR Method.- b) Increased Data Capacity via Types of Modulation with 4 Bits per Symbol.- 6 Technology of Terrestrial DVB Transmitters.- 6.1 Design for the Development of the OFDM Modulator.- a) 8K/2K IFFT and Digital I/Q Modulation.- b) Modulator for Optimized Patterns.- 6.2 Dimensioning Parameters for the Hierarchical Transmission.- a) Simulation Programme.- b) Analysis of the Measurement Results.- 6.3 Correction of Tube and Transistor Power Amplifiers for OFDM Signals.- a) Effects of Non-Linear Amplifier Characteristics.- b) Measurement Results from Adapted Multi-Carrier Power Amplifiers.- c) Further Developments in Optimizing Equalization and Efficiency.- 6.4 Combined TV Transmitters for DVB and PAL Signals.- 7 Test Methods for the Digital Terrestrial Television Transmitter.- 7.1 Generating OFDM Signals.- a) Data Source and I/Q Modulator.- b) The Personal Computer as a Tool.- 7.2 Measurement Parameters for the Optimization and Acceptance of DVB Transmitters.- a) Bit Error Rate.- b) Vector Signal Diagram.- c) OFDM Transmitter Power.- d) Real-Time Measurement of the Amplifier Operating Characteristic.- e) Measurement and Operating Parameters for the Acceptance of a DVB Transmitter.- 8 Synchronization of the DVB Transmitters in a Single-Frequency Network.- 8.1 Global Positioning System GPS.- 8.2 Frequency Synchronization of the Carrier.- 8.3 Time Synchronization for Bit-Synchronous Transmission.- 9 Techniques of Measuring the Coverage of Digital Terrestrial Television Networks.- 9.1 Detection and Analysis of the Field Strength.- a) Channel Model.- b) Field Strength Measurement.- c) I/Q Demodulator.- 9.2 Measuring the Channel Impulse Response and the Raw Bit Error Rate.- a) Methods for Calculating the Channel Impulse Response.- b) Channel Impulse Response Measurement in the DVB Network.- c) Approach to Determining the Selective C/I Value and the Raw Bit Error Rate.- d) Configuration and Measuring and Monitoring Characteristics of the Impulse Response Analyzer.- e) Mobile DVB Test Receiver.- 10 Outlook.- 10.1 Development of the of Satellite and Cable Media.- 10.2 Realization of the Potentials of Digital Television Broadcasting.- 10.3 Change in the Channel Frequency Structure.- 10.4 In-Service Monitoring of Transmitter Networks.- 10.5 A Long-Term Scenario for Digital Terrestrial Television.- 11 Summary.- 12 List of References and Sources.- 13 List of Abbreviations and Formula Symbols.- 14 Index.

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