Chapter 9. Digital Broadcasting Techniques and Architectures

  1. Madhavendra Richharia1 and
  2. Leslie David Westbrook2

Published Online: 7 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470665619.ch9

Satellite Systems for Personal Applications: Concepts and Technology

Satellite Systems for Personal Applications: Concepts and Technology

How to Cite

Richharia, M. and Westbrook, L. D. (2010) Digital Broadcasting Techniques and Architectures, in Satellite Systems for Personal Applications: Concepts and Technology, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470665619.ch9

Author Information

  1. 1

    Knowledge Space Ltd, UK

  2. 2

    QinetiQ Ltd, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 23 JUL 2010

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series on Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing

Book Series Editors:

  1. Dr Xuemin (Sherman) Shen BSc, MSc, PhD3 and
  2. Dr Yi Pan BEng, MEng, PhD4

Series Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Waterloo, Canada

  2. 4

    Georgia State University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470714287

Online ISBN: 9780470665619



  • digital broadcasting techniques and architectures;
  • audio and video encoding and transport - essentials of Direct-to-Home (DTH) transmission systems;
  • direct-to-individual broadcast system architecture;
  • MPEG Multimedia Standards and International Standards Organization (ISO) Motion Pictures Expert Group (MPEG);
  • MPEG programme and transport stream formation - from video and audio PES;
  • Direct-to-Home Broadcast System;
  • ITU's four system recommendation - system A, system B, system C and system D;
  • Digital Video Broadcast-Second Generation (DVB-S2) Standard;
  • framing structure levels - at baseband (BBFRAME) and at physical layer (PLFRAME);
  • direct-to-individual satellite broadcast systems - and popular personal electronic systems


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • MPEG Multimedia Standards

  • Direct-to-Home Broadcast System

  • Direct Broadcasts to Individuals and Mobile Users

  • Military

  • Revision Questions

  • References