Digital audio broadcasting: principles and applications of digital radio

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Wiley, Oct 1, 2003 - Technology & Engineering - 331 pages
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Now the standardisation work of DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) system is finished many broadcast organisations, network providers and receiver manufacturers in European countries and outside of Europe (for example Canada and the Far East) will be installing DAB broadcast services as pilot projects or public services. In addition some value added services (data and video services) are under development or have already started as pilot projects.

The new digital broadcast system DAB distinguishes itself from existing conventional broadcast systems, and the various new international standards and related documents (from ITU-R, ISO/IEC, ETSI, EBU, EUREKA147, and others) are not readily available and are difficult to read for users. Therefore it is essential that a well structured technical handbook should be available.

The Second Edition of Digital Audio Broadcasting has been fully updated with new sections and chapters added to reflect all the latest developments and advances.

Digital Audio Broadcasting:

  • Provides a fully updated comprehensive overview of DAB
  • Covers international standards, applications and other technical issues
  • Combines the expertise of leading researchers in the field of DAB
  • Now covers such new areas as: IP-Tunneling via DAB; Electronic Programme Guide for DAB; and Metadata

A comprehensive overview of DAB specifically written for planning and system engineers, developers for professional and domestic equipment manufacturers, service providers, as well as postgraduate students and lecturers in communications technology.

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About the author (2003)

Wolfgang Hoeg, Dipl.-Ing., AES Fellow, Berlin, Germany, graduated from the University of Technology, Dresden, in electrical engineering and joined the RFZ (Research and Development Centre of Deutsche Post) in 1959. Since 1991 he has been with Deutsche Telekom, and became head of the division "Audiosystems" with Deutsche Telekom Berkom, Berlin. He has worked in various fields of audio engineering, such as two-channel and multi-channel audio, DAB and other new broadcast technologies. As a member of the standardisation bodies of OIRT, ITU-R and EBU, he was acting as a chairman of several project groups. He also contributed to the Eureka 147/DAB Working Groups and chaired the Task group DRC. After retiring from Deutsche telekom in 1999, he has become an audio consultant.

Thomas Lauterbach, Prof. Dr. rer. nat., Nürnberg, Germany, received his Diplom-Physiker degree and PhD from Erlangen University. In 1992 he joined Robert Bosch GambH, where he became involved with the development of DAB. In 1997 head became head of a multimedia systems development department. He was with several Eureka 147/DAB Working Groups, the German DAB platform and Euro-DAB/WorldDAB and contributed to ETSI. He also co-ordinated the MEMO (ACTS) project. Since 1997 he has been with the Georg-Simon-Ohm-Fachhochschule Nürnberg - University of Applied Sciences as a Professor of Physics. He is currently involved in the Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) project. In 1996 he edited one of the first books on DAB in German.

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