List of contributors.
Radio in the Digital Age.
Benefits of the Eureka 147 DAB System.
History of the Origins of DAB.
Relations to Other Digital Broadcasting Systems.
2. System Concept.
The Physical Channel.
The DAB Transmission System.
The DAB Multiplex.
3. Audio Services and Applications.
Characteristics and Features of MPEG-1 Layer II for DAB.
Advanced Audio Applications Using MPEG-2 Features.
Quality of Service.
Error Protection and Concealment.
A Typical DAB Ensemble.
4. Data Services and Applications.
Data Service Signalling.
Multimedia Applications with MOT.
Standardisation MOT User Application.
"Mobil-Info" as an Example of a Proprietary MOT User Application.
Textual PAD Services.
Traffic Information Services and Navigation Aids.
Moving Picture Services.
Other Data Transmission Mechanism.
5. Provision of Services.
The DAB Service Landscape.
Use of Existing Infrastructures.
Need for New Infrastructure.
Relationship between DAB Data Services and RDS.
Electronic Programme Guide EPG.
Possible New Audio Services.
6. Collection and Distribution Networks.
The Collection Network.
The Distribution Network.
Example of Implementation.
7. The Broadcast Side.
Radio Frequency Propagation Aspects.
Introduction of DAB Networks.
Particularities of Single frequency networks (SFN).
Coverage Evaluation and Monitoring of SFNs.
8. The Receiving Side.
Digital Baseband Processing.
Integrated Circuits for DAB.
Operating a DAB Receiver - the Human Machine Interface.
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