Leboli Zachia Thamae, Itumeleng J. Potsanyane, Mpho W. Mokhetsengoane
National University of Lesotho, Roma, Lesotho
Cite: Thamae L.Z., Potsanyane I.J., Mokhetsengoane M.W. Preliminary performance evaluation and verification of digital terrestrial television signal propagation. J. Digit. Sci. 3(2), 53 – 66 (2021). https://doi.org/10.33847/2686-8296.3.2_4
Abstract. This article presents the computer simulation and field test measurement results on Channel 29 for the preliminary performance evaluation and verification of the newly-installed Lesotho digital terrestrial television network based on DVB-T2 standard following the guidelines and techniques specified by the ITU-R BT.2035-2. It evaluates, at predetermined outdoor locations for fixed and mobile reception, parameters such as received signal strength, signal quality, bit-error rate (BER) and threshold-of-visibility (ToV) together with TV signal decoding (observation of screen artefacts) for quasi error-free reception. The results indicate that at over 97% of the test sites/points at the university town of Roma, the main Berea Plateau transmitter from the capital city (Maseru) broadcasts digital television service with enough signal level and quality to be properly decoded. The measured signal strength threshold ranges above -50 dBm for good reception, -64 dBm to -50 dBm for acceptable reception and -69 dBm to -64 dBm for poor reception. With the noise floor at about -73 dBm, the minimum required C/N of around 23 dB for good reception and about 4 dB for ToV have been recorded. The relative values of minimum required respective signal strength and signal quality for ToV obtained from the set-top box are 33% and 18% for stationary reception, while they give 37% and 20% for mobile reception.
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Published online 28.12.2021