Antenna effects in DVB-H mobile rebroadcasters


Digital Video Broadcasting for Handheld (DVBH) is one of the wireless technologies that provide modern digital television services. The main objective of this paper is to propose a method to evaluate the performance of mobile rebroadcaster in terms of symbol error rate, taking into account antenna effects and the Angle of Arrival statistics. A correction factor is derived from concepts as the Mean Effective Gain, which joined to a closed-form expression for the symbol error probability, allows predictions about the antenna impact on the broadcaster. The quantitative evaluation of the analysis identifies an important SNR reduction from 4 dB to 10 dB, depending on the environment. Index Terms —DVB-H, Mean Effective Gain, BER

DOI: 10.1109/TCE.2009.5277970

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@article{Mingo2009AntennaEI, title={Antenna effects in DVB-H mobile rebroadcasters}, author={Jesus de Mingo and Pedro Luis Carro and Paloma Garcia Ducar}, journal={IEEE Trans. Consumer Electronics}, year={2009}, volume={55}, pages={1155-1161} }