Digital Audio Broadcasting (SC5b)
2 two-hour lectures in the Spring Term
This course aims to give an overview of the Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB)
system. It includes a discussion of audio coding (MP2), channel coding and the
design parameters of the transmission system. It also considers aspects of
receiver design including synchronization.
“Radio Broadcasting Systems; Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) to
mobile, portable and fixed
receivers”. EN 300 401, European Telecommunications Standards
Institute, April 2000.
Hoeg and Thomas Lauterbach. “Digital Audio Broadcasting: Principles and
Applications of Digital Radio”. John Wiley, 2003.
Gandy. “DAB: an introduction to the Eureka DAB System and a guide to how
it works”. Technical Report WHP-061, British Broadcasting Corp, June 2003.
Bolle, D. Clawin, K. Gieske, F. Hofmann, T. Mlasko, M.J. Ruf, and G.
Spreitz. “The receiver engine chip-set for digital audio
broadcasting”. In Intl Symp on
Signals Systems and Electronics, pages 338–342, October 1998.
Taura, M. Tsujishita, M. Takeda, H. Kato, M. Ishida, and Y. Ishida. “A
digital audio broadcasting (DAB) receiver”. IEEE Trans Consumer
Electronics, 42(3):322–327, August 1996.
One per page, 2 per page,
6 per page
There will be one question with three separate parts. All the required
information was covered in the lectures; you do not need to study additional
books or papers to answer the questions.
Although you are expected to understand the principles behind and reasons for
the techniques used in the DAB system, you are not expected to memorize the
details. Things you do NOT need to memorize include:
- Detailed block diagrams (e.g. of coding, decoding, receiver design)
- Precise numerical values (e.g. frequencies, bit allocation)
- The detailed structure of a DAB frame
- Convolution coding and viterbi decoding