Digital Techniques in Broadcasting Transmission 2E is a practical guide for the broadcast engineer making the transition from analog to digital. Emphasis is on digital communication at the level of the practicing broadcast engineer and the application of digital principles to high-powered broadcast transmission. Unlike texts heavier in mathematics and technical detail, this book provides the most basic, must-have information in a comprehendible manner.
Digital Techniques in Broadcasting Transmission 2E has been revised to include recent developments, including new information on:
·Cyclic Block Codes
·New satellite systems and standards
·New transmission system standards
·Recent studies in the mixed analog and digital environment.
Engineers and managers involved in technical transmission issues will find this an essential resource to simplify the transition from analog to digital and will not want to be without this book
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Sending by Numbers: Basic Digital Transmission; 3. The Effects of Radio Propagation; 4. Transport Streams; 5. Forward Error Correction; 6. Audio Compression and Coding; 7. Video Compression: The Techniques Behind MPEG; 8. ATSC 8-VSB System; 9. COFDM: The New Modulation; 10. Satellite Systems; 11. Engineering the Transmission Channel; 12. Transmission Systems in Practice; 13. The Mixed Analog and Digital Environment; Appendix 1: The Fourier Transform; Appendix 2: Principles of Channel Combiners; Glossary; Index