- The IBOC Handbook includes numnerous diagrams and explanations of the system protocol stack and transmission systems for digital radio.
- First and only overview of the newly approved NRSC-5 Standard
- This book informs the reader about the interconnected parts of IBOC technology, on paper-- from standards setting to system architecture-- and in hardware-- from audio and data technology to transmission.
Radio broadcast engineers seeking to design and operate HD Radio(TM) transmission systems will benefit from the detailed exposition of the technology. The book lays out the entire structure of this digital transmission system. System equations are presented in a manner that is useful to those interested in them, while retaining a clear narrative for those who seek a general understanding of how the technology works. The book also presents a summary of the history of the technology and the NRSC-5 standard, as well as forward-looking information on emerging technologies and applications.
Table of contents :
Section I: Background
Chapter 1 - IBOC Digital Radio and the State of the Digital Radio Industry
Chapter 2 - The Path to the IBOC Standard,
Section II: The Protocol Stack
Chapter 3 - Overview of NRSC-5
Chapter 4 - From the Top Down: Program Services
Chapter 5 - From the Top Down: Channel Multiplex to Interleaver—Layer 2
and Part of Layer 1,
Chapter 6 - From the Top Down: Layer 1—Populating the OFDM Waveform
Chapter 7 - From the Top Down: The Physical Layer—FM OFDM,
Chapter 8 - From the Top Down: The Physical Layer—AM OFDM,
Chapter 9 - From the Top Down: The Physical Layer—Transmission System
Chapter 10 - From the Top Down: Other Input to the Protocol Stack—The SIS
Section III: Implementation
Chapter 12 - AM Considerations
Chapter 13 - FM Considerations,
Chapter 14 - Transmission and Reception,
Appendix A - IBOC Receivers,
Abbreviations: Acronyms and Units,