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Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting Networks


  • Approachs the existing framework for digital terrrestrial broadcasting, particularly the results of the Regional Radiocommunication Conference held in 2006

  • Introduces the currently existing terrestrial broadcasting systems as well as the regulatory framework by which they can begin operating

  • Addresses the implementation of the GE06 Plan, which leads directly to all issues related to network planning and optimization of networks

  • Covers issues like sharing the UHF spectrum with mobile communication services and also touches upon the World Radio Conference 07 to be held in the fall in Geneva


Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-12
  2. Roland Beutler
    Pages 1-10
  3. Roland Beutler
    Pages 1-33
  4. Roland Beutler
    Pages 1-13
  5. Roland Beutler
    Pages 1-29
  6. Roland Beutler
    Pages 1-58
  7. Roland Beutler
    Pages 1-32
  8. Roland Beutler
    Pages 1-18
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 1-36

About this book


Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting Networks addresses the issue of frequency and network planning for digital terrestrial broadcasting systems with a focus on Digital Audio Broadcast and Digital Video Broadcast. The author presents relevant terrestrial broadcasting systems as well as the general international framework of spectrum management. The material also introduces basic concepts and mathematical methods needed for the planning process.

The mathematics contained within the book are based on elaborate algorithms, but the material takes a descriptive approach rather than developing the required mathematics in detail. The material also covers the results of the Regional Radiocommunication Conference 2006 held in Geneva by the ITU. It emphasizes the regulatory measures which are most relevant for broadcasters and administrations in the daily planning activities. The author concludes with a chapter about the future of digital terrestrial broadcasting in view of the emerging new technologies that may induce a significant change to the broadcasting environment.

Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting Networks is an important resource for researchers, practitioners, and academics in the field of frequency and network planning.


Coverage Prediction Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting Frequency Planning Hochfrequenz Network Planning Spectrum Management Stochastic Optimization UHF communication network optimization radio

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.StuttgartGermany

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