- Research Article
- Open Access
New Method to Determine the Range of DVB-H Networks and the Influence of MPE-FEC Rate and Modulation Scheme
© David Plets et al. 2009
- Received: 30 September 2008
- Accepted: 18 March 2009
- Published: 4 May 2009
DVB-H networks allow high data rate broadcast access for hand-held terminals. A new method to determine the range of good reception quality of such a DVB-H network will be investigated in this paper. To this end, a new subjective criterion is proposed, based on the viewing experience of the users. This criterion is related to the percentage of valid reception. A comparison with existing criteria, based on measured signal strengths, is also made. The ranges are determined for mobile reception inside a car. The influence of the MPE-FEC rate and the modulation scheme on the range is also investigated, enabling wireless telecom operators to select optimal settings for future networks.
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