The architecture of a digital On-Channel Repeater (OCR) for DVB-T/H signals is described in this paper. The presence of a coupling channel between the transmitting and the receiving antennas gives origin to one or more echoes, having detrimental effects on the quality of the repeated signal and critically affecting the overall system stability. A low-complexity echo canceller unit is then proposed, performing a coupling channel estimation based on the local transmission of lowpower training signals. In particular, in this paper we focus on the stability issues which arise due to the non perfect echo cancellation. An upper bound on the probability of instability of the system is analytically found, providing useful guidelines for conservative OCR design, and some performance figures concerning different propagation scenarios are provided.

An upper bound on the probability of instability of a DVB-T/H repeater with a digital echo canceller

ZABINI, FLAVIO;MAZZOTTI, MATTEO;DARDARI, DAVIDE;ANDRISANO, ORESTE
2010

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The architecture of a digital On-Channel Repeater (OCR) for DVB-T/H signals is described in this paper. The presence of a coupling channel between the transmitting and the receiving antennas gives origin to one or more echoes, having detrimental effects on the quality of the repeated signal and critically affecting the overall system stability. A low-complexity echo canceller unit is then proposed, performing a coupling channel estimation based on the local transmission of lowpower training signals. In particular, in this paper we focus on the stability issues which arise due to the non perfect echo cancellation. An upper bound on the probability of instability of the system is analytically found, providing useful guidelines for conservative OCR design, and some performance figures concerning different propagation scenarios are provided.
Proceedings of the IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2010)
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F. Zabini; M. Mazzotti; D. Dardari; O. Andrisano
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