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Overview

BROADCAST ENGINEERING ESSENTIALS

Standard Handbook of Broadcast Engineering provides clear, comprehensive, and well-illustrated coverage of both DTV and DAB technologies. Presenting the material within the context of established radio and TV basics, this manual explains the underlying technologies of digital and analog transmission systems and bridges the gap between classic broadcast engineering principles and data with the latest digital technologies — including DTV, NTSC, and digital audio broadcasting.

Essential to readers wishing to quickly and firmly grasp the industry’s fast-paced digital transition, Standard Handbook of Broadcast Engineering includes key equations and extensive reference data required for the design, specification, installation, testing, and maintenance of broadcast transmission systems.

FEATURING:

  • 57 chapters of today’s need-to-know broadcast and engineering and technical information, data, and reference material
  • Digital TV and data broadcast standards and implementation guidelines
  • Maintenance of RF systems
  • All types of antennas and receivers
  • Television and radio transmission systems
  • Testing procedures and equipment for new (and older) technologies
  • And much more!

A WEALTH OF BROADCAST ENGINEERING EXPERTISE

Frequency Bands, Propagation, and Modulation
• The Electromagnetic Spectrum
• Propagation
• Frequency Sources and References
• Modulation Systems and Characteristics
• Radio Transmission Systems
• Radio Broadcast Systems
• Radio STL Systems
• Digital Radio Systems
• Television Transmission Systems
• Television Transmission Standards
• DTV Transmission Issues
• DTV Satellite Transmission
• Television Transmitters
• Ghost Canceling Reference Signal
• Interconnection Devices and Systems
• Transmission Lines
• RF Combiner and Diplexer Systems
• Transmitting Antennas and Systems
• Radio Transmitting Antennas
• Television Antenna Principles
• Television Transmitting Antennas
• Tower Construction and Maintenance
• Tower Grounding
• Radio Receivers
• Receiver Characteristics
• The Radio Channel
• AM and FM Receivers
• Television Receivers & Cable/Satellite Distribution Systems
• Television Reception Principles
• ATSC DTV Receiver Systems
• Consumer Video and Networking Issues
• Cable Television Systems
• Satellite Delivery Systems
• Content Distribution
• Stereo Television
• Receiver Antenna Systems
• Adaptive Receiver Processing
• RF System Maintenance
• RF System Reliability Considerations
• Preventing RF System Failures
• Troubleshooting RF Equipment
• Testing Coaxial Transmission Lines
• The Smith Chart
• Standby Power Systems
• Test Equipment
• Troubleshooting Digital Systems
• Digital Test Instruments
• Oscilloscopes
• Spectrum Analysis
• Reliability Engineering
• Audio Test & Measurement
• Audio Measurement & Analysis
• Audio Phase and Frequency Measurement
• Nonlinear Audio Distortion
• Time Domain Audio Measurements
• Video Signal Measurement and Analysis
• Video Information Concepts
• Measurement of Color Displays
• Camera Performance Verification
• Conventional Video Measurements
• Applications of the Zone Plate Signal
• Picture Quality Measurement
• Digital Bit Stream Analysis
• DTV Transmission Performance Issues
• Performance Issues

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071451000
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/21/2005
  • Series: McGraw-Hill Standard Handbooks
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1104
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 2.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Jerry C. Whitaker is a well-known author is the field of video, TV, HDTV, and radio, and President of Technical Press, Inc. Author and editor of numerous books on technical topics, he wrote the leading technical manual in television, The Standard Handbook of Video and Television Engineering. He is also the author of Video and Television Engineers' Field Manual; DTV: The Revolution in Digital Television; The Communications Facility Design Handbook, as well as other standard references. In 2000, he was appointed Technical Director of ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee), the international, non-profit organization charged with developing voluntary standards for digital television. A Fellow of the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) and of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), he currently teaches a course at UCLA on power control and distribution. He lives in Morgan Hill, California.

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Table of Contents

Frequency Bands, Propagation, and Modulation

The Electromagnetic Spectrum

Propagation

Frequency Sources and References

Modulation Systems and Characteristics

Radio Transmission Systems

Radio Broadcast Systems

Radio STL Systems

Digital Radio Systems

Television Transmission Systems

Television Transmission Standards

DTV Transmission Issues

DTV Satellite Transmission



Television Transmitters

Ghost Canceling Reference Signal

Interconnection Devices and Systems

Transmission Lines

RF Combiner and Diplexer Systems

Transmitting Antennas and Systems

Radio Transmitting Antennas

Television Antenna Principles

Television Transmitting Antennas

Tower Construction and Maintenance

Tower Grounding

Radio Receivers

Receiver Characteristics

The Radio Channel

AM and FM Receivers

Television Receivers & Cable/Satellite Distribution Systems

Television Reception Principles

ATSC DTV Receiver Systems

Consumer Video and Networking Issues

Cable Television Systems

Satellite Delivery Systems

Content Distribution

Stereo Television

Receiver Antenna Systems

Adaptive Receiver Processing

RF System Maintenance

RF System Reliability Considerations

Preventing RF System Failures

Troubleshooting RF Equipment

Testing Coaxial Transmission Lines

The Smith Chart

Standby Power Systems

Test Equipment

Troubleshooting Digital Systems

Digital Test Instruments

Oscilloscopes

Spectrum Analysis

Reliability Engineering

Audio Test & Measurement

Audio Measurement & Analysis

Audio Phase and Frequency Measurement

Nonlinear Audio Distortion

Time Domain Audio Measurements

Video Signal Measurement and Analysis

Video Information Concepts

Measurement of Color Displays

Camera Performance Verification

Conventional Video Measurements

Applications of the Zone Plate Signal

Picture Quality Measurement

Digital Bit Stream Analysis

DTV Transmission Performance Issues

Appendices
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