Analysis and Estimation of the Field Strength of Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting


  • Grigor Mihaylov University of Telecommunications and Post, Bulgaria
  • Elena Ivanova University of Ruse, Bulgaria



DVB, Transmission, signal strength, modulation


DVB-T is the most widely used standard for digital television broadcast. With its introduction in 1997, it is used in more than 70 countries. Almost all of these countries adopted the new standard for digital terrestrial television broadcasting – DVB-T2. DVB-T2 is the best technology for digital television broadcasting, which offers better signal robustness, flexibility and more than 50% more efficiency, compared with other digital terrestrial television broadcast systems. This paper focuses on ways to deliver MPEG TS to transmitters and estimation of the field strength.


Metrics Loading ...


Alencar, M. (2009). Digital Television Systems. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/CBO9780511609732

Serov, A.V. (2010). Digital video broadcasting DVB-T/H. BHV Petersburg, St. Petersburg, (in russian)

Song, J., Yang, Z. & Wang, J. (2015). Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting: Technology and System. Wiley-IEEE Press

Iliev, T. B., Mihaylov, G. Y., Bikov, T. D., Ivanova, E. P. and Stoyanov, I. S. (2018). An approach for more effective use of the radio-frequency spectrum in DVB-T single frequency networks. 41st International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics (MIPRO), Opatija, Croatia, 0445-0448, doi: 10.23919/MIPRO.2018.8400084.

ITU-R (2016). Handbook on Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting Networks and Systems Implementation,

ITU-R SM.1875-3 (08/2019) DVB-T coverage measurements and verification of planning criteria,!!PDF-E.pdf

Angelov, K. K., Sadinov, S. M. and Kogias, P. G. (2020). Development of a Simple SDR-based System for Monitoring of VHF and UHF Radio Frequency Bands. XXIX International Scientific Conference Electronics (ET), Sozopol, Bulgaria, 1-4, doi: 10.1109/ET50336.2020.9238302.

Siebert, P. (2019). Digital Video Broadcasting in 2019. SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, vol. 128, no. 8, 87-88, doi: 10.5594/JMI.2019.2924813.

Martinez, A. et al., (2009). Analysis of the DVB-T Signal Variation for Indoor Portable Reception. IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, vol. 55, no. 1, 11-19, doi: 10.1109/TBC.2008.2006657.

RTP (2003). A Transport Protocol for Real-Time Applications (RFC 3550).

Singhal, C. & Anubhav (2019). Efficient Mobile TV Broadcast in DVB-T Network. 22nd International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications (WPMC). 1-6, doi: 10.1109/WPMC48795.2019.9096116.

Iliev T. B., Mihaylov, G. Y., Ivanova, E. P., Stoyanov, I. S. and Radev, D. I. (2017). Experimental study of the basic parameters and the field strength of a television transmitter in the single frequency network (SFN). 27th International Conference Radioelektronika (RADIOELEKTRONIKA), Brno, 1-4, doi: 10.1109/RADIOELEK.2017.7936640.

RRC-06 (2006). Regional Radiocommunication Conference for planning of the digital terrestrial broadcasting service in parts of Regions 1 and 3, in the frequency bands 174-230 MHz and 470-862 MHz.

ITU-R, (October 2009). Case Study on transition from analogue to digital terrestrial TV (DTTV) broadcasting in the Republic of Bulgaria,

Data Sheet Rohde & Schwarz (2018). Rohde & Schwarz ETL TV Analyzer, (Version 24.00).

Data Sheet Rohde & Schwarz (2019). Rohde & Schwarz NRP and NRP-Zxx Power Meter and Power Sensors, (Version 12.00).

ETSI EN 300 744 (2015). Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); Framing structure, channel coding and modulation for digital terrestrial television. (V1.6.2).




How to Cite

Mihaylov, G., & Ivanova, E. (2021). Analysis and Estimation of the Field Strength of Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting. The Journal of CIEES, 1(1), 17–22.