Evaluations and Measurements of a Single Frequency Network with DRM+

Conference: European Wireless 2012 - 18th European Wireless Conference 2012
04/18/2012 - 04/20/2012 at Poznan, Poland

Proceedings: European Wireless 2012

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

Maier, Friederike; Tissen, Andrej (Institute of Communications Technology, Leibniz University of Hanover, Germany, Hanover, Appelstrasse 9A, Germany)
Waal, Albert (RFmondial GmbH, Germany, Hanover, Appelstrasse 9A, Germany)

This paper presents the first DRM+ (Digital Radio Mondiale, Mode E) Single Frequency Network (SFN) in the air. A field trial has been conducted to evaluate the performance in different environments. Due to it’s relatively small bandwidth, flat fading in the overlapping area can become a problem. Different solutions to overcome this problem are evaluated in this paper. Adding different delays to transmitters side-by-side is a solution to overcome the flat fading. In the field trial the error rates in the overlapping area in a two TX setup with delay were significantly smaller than without delay, the probability of deep fades was becoming smaller. This paper provides parameters for applying a Single Frequency Network with DRM+.