Results of the DVB-T2 Field Trial in Germany

Journal article
(Original article)

Publication Details

Author(s): Slimani M, Robert J, Schlegel P, Reimers UH, Burow R, Kattanek F, Pfeffer R, Stadelmeier L
Journal: IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Publication year: 2015
Volume: 61
Journal issue: 2
Pages range: 177-194
ISSN: 0018-9316


The second generation digital video broadcasting system for terrestrial broadcasting (DVB-T2) was designed using a toolbox concept. Compared with its predecessor DVB-T, the new standard introduces many new algorithms and allows for a more flexible parameter configuration. The parameters can be perfectly optimized for each reception scenario, ranging from stationary reception with roof-top aerials, up to portable or mobile reception. However, all countries that have already introduced DVB-T2 mainly focus on stationary reception. In contrast, stationary reception is no relevant option for a potential introduction of DVB-T2 in Germany. Instead, a potential roll-out would focus on the benefits of terrestrial broadcasting compared to satellite and cable, i.e., mobility. Within an extensive field trial in northern Germany, the performance of the different parameter configurations and new algorithms offered by DVB-T2 were analyzed in detail, e.g., multiple physical layer pipes, rotated constellations, and multiple-input single-output. This paper presents the trial network and the obtained measurement results, which are based on thousands of individual measurements. Moreover, the document gives recommendations for an optimal parameter configuration.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Robert, Jörg
Lehrstuhl für Informationstechnik mit dem Schwerpunkt Kommunikationselektronik (Stiftungslehrstuhl)

External institutions with authors

Institut für Rundfunktechnik GmbH
Media Broadcast GmbH
Sony Europe Limited
Technische Universität Braunschweig

How to cite

Slimani, M., Robert, J., Schlegel, P., Reimers, U.H., Burow, R., Kattanek, F.,... Stadelmeier, L. (2015). Results of the DVB-T2 Field Trial in Germany. IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, 61(2), 177-194.

Slimani, Mariem, et al. "Results of the DVB-T2 Field Trial in Germany." IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting 61.2 (2015): 177-194.


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