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This article discusses the need for dynamic system-level simulations for Digital Video Broadcast - Handheld (DVB-H), specifically to evaluate the overall system performance perceived by mobile users dynamically over time. Such simulations can be used as a complement of traditional radio coverage planning tools for analyzing quality of service and radio resource management aspects of the DVB-H network. The article describes a general simulation structure, the main models required, and measurement-based validation of a DVB-H physical layer performance model that enables these analyses. The article also provides illustrative applications of the simulator.
Date of Publication: Sept. 2010