RF performance of T-DAB receivers

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Schiphorst, R. and Potman, J. and Hofstra, K.L. and Cronie, H.S. and Slump, C.H. (2008) RF performance of T-DAB receivers. IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, 54 (2). pp. 322-328. ISSN 0018-9316

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Abstract:In every wireless system, the weakest link determines the performance of the
network. In this paper the Radio Frequency (RF) performance of both band III and
L-band Terrestrial Digital Audio Broadcasting (T-DAB) consumer
receivers are discussed. The receivers have been tested based on the EN
50248 standard. The test results show that the average consumer receiver for
band III meets the requirements set by EN 50248, except for the non-adjacent
interferer experiments. In this experiment, the average consumer receiver
performs up to 10 dB worse than required. In addition, the experiments reveal
that there is a large difference in performance between consumer receivers.
Besides band III, also L-band consumer receivers have been evaluated. The
results of the L-band experiments show that the consumer receivers are not
capable of decoding a DAB signal with a COST207 rural area channel model in case
of T-DAB mode IV. Network operators should for this reason use mode II for the
L-band and should expect a larger influence of non-adjacent interference on
receiver performance in band III than anticipated based on EN 50248.
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/64649
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TBC.2008.917275
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