Radio direction finding applied to DVB-T network for vehicular mobile reception

Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Nivole, F.; Brousseau, C.; Avrillon, S.; Lemur, D.; Bertel, L. (Institut d’Electronique et de Télécommunications de Rennes, Université de Rennes 1, France)

To improve the quality of the mobile reception of DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting - Terrestrial) signal, the knowledge of the propagation channel characteristics is necessary. In this aim, this paper presents sounding methods and results for the estimation of Direction of Arrival (DoA) of DVB-T signals in mobile receiving configuration. The mobile passive sounder is presented, including post-processing and radio direction finding tools. Then, results in different kinds of environment (rural area, motorway, low density and high density town centres) are given and discussed.