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Digital Audio Broadcasting: Principles and Applications of Digital Radio / Edition 2

Digital Audio Broadcasting: Principles and Applications of Digital Radio / Edition 2

by Wolfgang Hoeg, Thomas Lauterbach


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ISBN-13: 9780470850138
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/17/2003
Edition description: REV
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 7.05(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.98(d)

About the Author

Wolfgang Hoeg, Dipl.-Ing., AES Fellow, Berlin, Germany, graduated from the University of Technology, Dresden, in electrical engineering and joined the RFZ (Research and Development Centre of Deutsche Post) in 1959. Since 1991 he has been with Deutsche Telekom, and became head of the division "Audiosystems" with Deutsche Telekom Berkom, Berlin. He has worked in various fields of audio engineering, such as two-channel and multi-channel audio, DAB and other new broadcast technologies. As a member of the standardisation bodies of OIRT, ITU-R and EBU, he was acting as a chairman of several project groups. He also contributed to the Eureka 147/DAB Working Groups and chaired the Task group DRC. After retiring from Deutsche telekom in 1999, he has become an audio consultant.

Thomas Lauterbach, Prof. Dr. rer. nat., Nürnberg, Germany, received his Diplom-Physiker degree and PhD from Erlangen University. In 1992 he joined Robert Bosch GambH, where he became involved with the development of DAB. In 1997 head became head of a multimedia systems development department. He was with several Eureka 147/DAB Working Groups, the German DAB platform and Euro-DAB/WorldDAB and contributed to ETSI. He also co-ordinated the MEMO (ACTS) project. Since 1997 he has been with the Georg-Simon-Ohm-Fachhochschule Nürnberg - University of Applied Sciences as a Professor of Physics. He is currently involved in the Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) project. In 1996 he edited one of the first books on DAB in German.

Table of Contents



List of contributors.


1.  Introduction.


Radio in the Digital Age.

Benefits of the Eureka 147 DAB System.

History of the Origins of DAB.

International Standardisation.

Relations to Other Digital Broadcasting Systems.

2.  System Concept.

The Physical Channel.

The DAB Transmission System.

The DAB Multiplex.

Conditional Access.

Service Information.

3.  Audio Services and Applications.


Audio Coding.

Characteristics and Features of MPEG-1 Layer II for DAB.

Programme-associated Data.

Advanced Audio Applications Using MPEG-2 Features.

Quality of Service.

Error Protection and Concealment.

A Typical DAB Ensemble.

Audio Levels.

4.  Data Services and Applications.


Data Service Signalling.

Multimedia Applications with MOT.

Standardisation MOT User Application.

"Mobil-Info" as an Example of a Proprietary MOT User Application.

Textual PAD Services.

Traffic Information Services and Navigation Aids.

Moving Picture Services.

Other Data Transmission Mechanism.

5.  Provision of Services.

The DAB Service Landscape.

Use of Existing Infrastructures.

Need for New Infrastructure.

Relationship between DAB Data Services and RDS.

Electronic Programme Guide EPG.

Possible New Audio Services.

6.  Collection and Distribution Networks.


The Collection Network.

The Distribution Network.

Example of Implementation.

7.  The Broadcast Side.


Radio Frequency Propagation Aspects.

Introduction of DAB Networks.

Particularities of Single frequency networks (SFN).

DAB Transmitters.

Coverage Planning.

Coverage Evaluation and Monitoring of SFNs.

Frequency Management.

8.  The Receiving Side.


FR Front-End.

Digital Baseband Processing.

Audio Decoder.


Integrated Circuits for DAB.

Receiver Overview.

Operating a DAB Receiver - the Human Machine Interface.




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