Vittoria Mignone

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DVB-S2 is the second-generation specification for satellite broad-band applications, developed by the Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) Project in 2003. The system is structured as a toolkit to allow the implementation of the following satellite applications: TV and sound broadcasting, interactivity (i.e., Internet access), and professional services, such as(More)
This paper reviews the main technical solutions adopted by the next-generation mobile broadcasting standard DVB-NGH, the handheld evolution of the second-generation digital terrestrial TV standard DVB-T2. The main new technical elements introduced with respect to DVB-T2 are: layered video coding with multiple physical layer pipes, time-frequency slicing,(More)
A new platform for HDTV transmissions, in the form of a new-generation terrestrial digital video broadcasting standard (DVB-T2), has been developed by the DVB Project and will be published by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute. A number of technical innovations have been included in DVB-T2 to boost throughput and ruggedness, enhance(More)
This paper deals with the analysis of possible air interfaces to be employed in order to provide digital TV services to high speed trains via satellite. This turns out to be an extremely challenging issue, since in addition to traditional impairments characterizing the land mobile satellite channel, one has to face the presence of frequent tunnels, whose(More)
We investigate different techniques to improve the spectral efficiency of systems based on the DVB-S2 standard, when the transmitted signal bandwidth cannot be increased because it has already been optimized to the maximum value allowed by transponder filters. We will investigate and compare several techniques to involve different sections of the(More)
The second-generation specification of the digital video broadcasting for satellite (DVB-S2) was developed in 2003 with the aim of improving the existent broadcasting standard DVB-S. The main new features introduced by DVB-S2 included increased baud rates, higher cardinality constellations (up to 32 points), and more efficient binary codes. The extension to(More)
Second generation terrestrial digital video broadcasting (DVB-T2) standard aims at providing high definition television and high rate services for the same spectrum allocation of current DVB-T standard. This goal is achieved by adopting new physical layer features that increase the spectrum efficiency. In this respect, the insertion of pilot tones in the(More)
The first two generations of TV broadcasting are almost history, at least from the standardization perspective. Analog and digital satellite distributions both have addressed mass markets. The next-generation TV systems are close to primetime deployments: HDTV, 3DTV, interactive services, hybrid services, and additional innovations will dominate the(More)
The FP6 UNIC (UNIversal satellite home Connection) Project aims at developing an end-to-end scientific test bed for the creation, optimization and validation of new broadband interactive TV-centric services delivered over satellite, to actual end-users in the home. It is known that satellite connections provides the best and quickest solution to reduce the(More)