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School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Applied Studies


Broadcasting Systems and Technologies Course code: 317311 | 8 ECTS credits

Basic information
Level of Studies: Master applied studies
Year of Study: 2
Semester: 3
Requirements: Knowledge of basic concepts of television signals.
Goal: The objective of the course is to acquaint with television and radio technologies and signals in any format for the distribution and broadcasting of signals on different platforms.
Outcome: After completing the course, students will be able to properly use the devices for digital broadcasting of TV and radio signals in any format.
Contents of the course
Theoretical instruction:
  1. Digital transmission systems. TV systems for production and postproduction. 2. Source coding. Source multiplexing. Multiplexing. 3. Transport stream. Channel coding. 4. Modulation for Digital TV. 5. Primary and secondary distribution systems. 6. Understanding broadcast distribution chain 7. RF systems, Rx and Tx antennas, propagation details. 8. Designing DVB-C/C2 systems (differences, special requirements, environmental issues, combining with different additional services). 9. Designing DVB-T/T2 systems (differences, special requirements, environmental issues and impact of relief, gap fillers, size of cells). 10. Designing DVB-S/S2 systems (differences, special requirements, atmosphere impact, DVB-RCS). 11. Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB). 12. Digital multimedia broadcasting (DMB). 13. Hybrid Broadcast/Broadband TV (HbbTV). 14. Measuring and understanding Modulation Error rate, Bit error rate before and after FEC.
Practical instruction (Problem solving sessions/Lab work/Practical training):
  1. Practical training programme follows the lecture.
Textbooks and References
  1. Dusan Markovic „Terestička digitalna televizija, DVBT“, Akademska misao, Beograd, ISBN 978-86-7466-335-6
  2. J. G. Proakis, D. G. Manolakis, Digital Signal Processing – Principles, Algorithms, Applications, Prentice Hall, Fourth Edition, 2007.
  3. J. Arnold, M. Frater, and M. Pickering „Digital Television“, Tehnology and Standandards, 2007.
  4. John Arnold, Michael Frater, Mark Pickering, Digital Television Technology and Standards, The University of New South Wales,ISBN 978-0-470-14783-2
  5. J. Whitaker, “Mastering digital television”, London, 2006.
  6. DVBT Standards, https://www.dvb.org/standards
Number of active classes (weekly)
Lectures: 4
Practical classes: 3
Other types of classes: 0
Grading (maximum number of points: 100)
Pre-exam obligations
activities during lectures
activities on practial excersises
seminary work
Final exam
Written exam
Oral exam