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Mobile TV with SVC and hierarchical modulation for DVB-H broadcast services

 
: Hellge, C.; Mirta, S.; Schierl, T.; Wiegand, T.

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Angueira, P. ; Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -IEEE-; IEEE Broadcast Technology Society:
IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting, BMSB 2009 : 13-15 May 2009, Bilbao, Spain
New York, NY: IEEE, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-4244-2590-7
ISBN: 1-4244-2590-5
5 S.
International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting (BMSB) <2009, Bilbao>
Englisch
Konferenzbeitrag
Fraunhofer HHI ()
channel capacity; digital video broadcasting; mobile television; video coding

Abstract
This work shows exemplary applications for combining the hierarchical modulation of DVB-H with the recently approved scalable extension of H.264/AVC (SVC). Although hierarchical modulation is an essential part of the DVB-H standard, it did receive little attention up to now. Compared to a standard modulation scheme, using hierarchical modulation can show a significant gain either in terms of bit-rate or required transmission power. Since with hierarchical modulation the channel capacity is spread over two independent multiplexes, a typical single layer video codec like H.264/AVC cannot fully utilize the given advantages. The combination with Scalable Video Coding (SVC) allows for both introducing new features in a backward compatible way and optimally utilizing the total channel capacity. Three exemplary applications for Mobile TV show, that the combination of the hierarchical modulation and SVC can show a significant benefit compared to current systems.

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