Digital television transmission parameters - Analysis and discussion

Zenith Electron. Corp., Glenview, IL
IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting (Impact Factor: 2.65). 01/2000; 45(4):365 - 385. DOI: 10.1109/11.825532
Source: IEEE Xplore

ABSTRACT Terrestrial digital (DTV) broadcasting is now underway in the
major markets in the United States after the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) in several Reports and Orders set the standard on
December 24, 1996, and subsequently released rules of operation and
broadcaster channel allocations. Broadcasters are concerned with many
in-band and out-of-band transmission parameters, including data signal
quality, clock tolerance, radiated power tolerance, carrier phase noise,
adjacent channel emissions, and precision frequency offset requirements.
The FCC permits DTV power-level changes and/or transmitting antenna
location and height and beam tilt in the context of the minimum
interference levels. The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC)
has provided guidelines for broadcasters in the form of suggested
compliance specifications, which are covered in this paper

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