Digital Audio Broadcasting: Principles and Applications of

Now the standardisation paintings of DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) approach is completed many broadcast enterprises, community services and receiver brands in eu international locations and out of doors of Europe (for instance Canada and the a long way East) could be fitting DAB broadcast providers as pilot tasks or public providers. additionally a few price extra providers (data and video companies) are below improvement or have already begun as pilot tasks.

The new electronic broadcast approach DAB distinguishes itself from present traditional broadcast platforms, and many of the new foreign criteria and similar files (from ITU-R, ISO/IEC, ETSI, EBU, EUREKA147, and others) usually are not available and are tough to learn for clients. consequently it truly is crucial good established technical instruction manual can be on hand.

The moment version of Digital Audio Broadcasting has been totally up to date with new sections and chapters further to mirror all of the most modern advancements and advances.

Digital Audio Broadcasting:

  • Provides a completely up to date finished assessment of DAB
  • Covers overseas criteria, purposes and different technical concerns
  • Combines the services of prime researchers within the box of DAB
  • Now covers such new parts as: IP-Tunneling through DAB; digital Programme advisor for DAB; and Metadata

A finished evaluation of DAB particularly written for making plans and procedure engineers, builders for pro and household apparatus brands, provider companies, in addition to postgraduate scholars and academics in communications know-how.

Chapter 1 advent (pages 1–25): Wolfgang Hoeg, Thomas Lauterbach, Egon Meier?Engelen, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Henrik Schulze and AES Fellow Gerhard Stoll
Chapter 2 method notion (pages 27–74): Thomas Lauterbach, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Henrik Schulze and Herman Van Velthoven
Chapter three Audio providers and purposes (pages 75–125): Dr.?Ing. Thomas Boltze, Neil Gilchrist, Wolfgang Hoeg and AES Fellow Gerhard Stoll
Chapter four info companies and functions (pages 127–150): Roland Plankenbuhler, Bernhard Feiten, Thomas Lauterbach and Ralf Schwalbe
Chapter five Provision of providers (pages 151–186): Thomas Schierbaum, Herman Van Velthoven, Chris Gould and Wolfgang Hoeg
Chapter 6 assortment and Distribution Networks (pages 187–219): Hans?Jorg nowottne and Lothar Tumpfel
Chapter 7 the published facet (pages 221–263): Wolfram Titze, Gerald Chouinard and Stephen Baily
Chapter eight The Receiving part (pages 265–297): Torsten Mlasko, Michael Bolle and Detlef Clawin

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DLR in Cologne, Germany, was chosen to act as the managing agency and as the project office for Eureka affairs. While the original consortium did not accept new members at the beginning, this policy was changed when the basic specification of DAB [EN 300401] was ready to be released to the public for standardisation in 1992. The Eureka 147 Programme Board established rules for the entry of new partners into the consortium, requiring, for example, an entrance fee of DM 150,000 from industrial companies while entry for broadcasters and network operators was free of charge.

Brief system overviews are given by [Hofmeir, 1995] or [Kleine, 1995]. ASTRA]. The system design is compatible with the sub-carrier scheme for analogue sound transmission within TV transponders. It uses MPEG Layer II sound coding (as does DAB) at a fixed bit rate of 192 kbit/s for a stereo signal. Forward error correction is applied using a punctured convolutional code with code rate 3/4. The data are differentially encoded to provide easy synchronisation. QPSK modulation is used for each of up to 12 ADR sub-carriers which are combined with the analogue TV signal and are FM modulated.

In a situation where no analogue AM transmission is required, the whole channel can be used for the digital transmission. In this case, the unmodulated AM carrier is still transmitted but the AM channel is filled with the 64-QAM modulated OFDM carriers. The FM IBOC system [Peyla, 2003] is designed in a similar way. There is a hybrid mode where two OFDM blocks are sent on either side of the band used by the analogue FM signal. They extend from + 129 kHz to + 198 kHz, respectively and carry both the same digital information.

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