Measurement campaign on transmit delay diversity for mobile DVB-T/H systems

Di Bari, Raffaele and Bard, Maurice and Arrinda, Amaia and Ditto, Paolo and Araniti, Giuseppe and Cosmas, John and Loo, Jonathan and Nilavalan, Rajagopal (2010) Measurement campaign on transmit delay diversity for mobile DVB-T/H systems. IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, 56 (3). pp. 369-378. ISSN 0018-9316

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TBC.2010.2050030

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Abstract

This paper describes the work carried out by Brunel University and Broadreach Systems (UK) to quantify the advantages that can be achieved if Transmit Delay Diversity is applied to systems employing the DVB standard. The techniques investigated can be applied to standard receiver equipment without modification. An extensive and carefully planned field trial was performed during the winter of 2007/2008 in Uxbridge (UK) to validate predictions from theoretical modeling and laboratory simulations. The transmissions were performed in the 730MHz frequency band with a DVB-T/H transmitter and a mean power of 18.4 dBW. The impact of the transmit antenna separation and the MPE-FEC was also investigated. It is shown that transmit delay diversity significantly improves the quality of reception in fast fading mobile broadcasting applications.

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Research Areas:Science & Technology > Science & Technology
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