Transport and Time-Slicing Mechanisms in Multistandards for Mobile Broadcasting

  • Georgios Gardikis

9.1 Introduction

In a multimedia broadcasting system, the transport mechanism performs all the necessary adaptation and multiplexing functions in order to adapt the IP or the raw, non-IP multimedia streams to the final baseband format that will be sent to the modulator. In this sense, it can be actually considered as a separate layer in the broadcasting system layer stack (Fig. 9.1). However, we avoid calling it as the “transport layer” in order not to confuse it with the transport layer of the OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) model, which has a slightly different hierarchical position.


Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex Broadcasting System Digital Video Broadcasting Transport Stream Multimedia Stream 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Georgios Gardikis
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  1. 1.Institute of Informatics and TelecommunicationsNCSR “Demokritos”Aghia Paraskevi AthensGreece

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