Field trials for terrestrial digital multimedia broadcasting system

Young Jin Lee, Sang Woon Lee, Yong Han Kim, Soo In Lee, Zung Kon Yim, Byung Ho Choi, Sang Jin Kim, Jong Soo Seo

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This paper presents the field trial results of the terrestrial digital multimedia broadcasting (T-DMB) service in Korea. The T-DMB system, based on the Eureka-147 digital audio broadcasting (DAB) system, provides streaming video, CD-quality audio and data services at speeds of up to 300 km/h using H.264 video codec along with additional channel coding and interleaving schemes. In order to provide seamless high-quality services on various radio channels, we measured the bit error rate (BER), electric field strength (EFS), and subjective video quality using specially-designed mobile test equipment. From the field tests we obtained the required effective EFS (EEFS) for error-free reception and also derived the minimum EFS from the link budget analysis. Furthermore, we present the optimal transmit and receive parameters for constructing the T-DMB networks and also developing T-DMB broadcasting equipment and mobile receivers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-432
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Broadcasting
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2007


  • Digital multimedia broadcasting
  • Eureka-147 DAB
  • H.264
  • Mobile reception


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