New Method to Determine the Range of DVB-H Networks and the Influence of MPE-FEC Rate and Modulation Scheme

David Plets, Wout Joseph, Leen Verloock, Emmeric Tanghe, Luc Martens, Hugo Gauderis, Etienne Deventer
2009 EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking  
Recommended by Alagan Anpalagan 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
more » ... ermined 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.
doi:10.1155/2009/524163 fatcat:jswjpxjb2rcfvehkkc5cvh2mji