July 1991 | NTIA Technical Report TR-91-278

Characterization of the HDTV Channel in the San Francisco Area

George A. Hufford; John R. Godwin; Vincent S. Lawrence

Abstract: If over–the–air High Definition Television (HDTV) is to become a reality it would be useful to know the multipath characteristics of the radio channel over which it will be carried. The Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS) has begun a program to measure these characteristics in locations that might represent consumer habits. This is the second report of the program. It discusses a few details concerning the measurement techniques and describes measurements made in the vicinity of San Francisco, California.

Keywords: channel characterization; multipath; radio propagation; delay spread; high definition television; impulse responses; pseudonoise codes; spectra

For technical information concerning this report, contact:

Paul M. McKenna
Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
(303) 497-3474

To request a reprint of this report, contact:

Lilli Segre, Publications Officer
Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
(303) 497-3572

Disclaimer: Certain commercial equipment, components, and software may be identified in this report to specify adequately the technical aspects of the reported results. In no case does such identification imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, nor does it imply that the equipment or software identified is necessarily the best available for the particular application or uses.

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