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Transmitter identification using embedded pseudo random sequences

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3 Author(s)
Xianbin Wang ; Commun. Res. Centre Canada, Ottawa, Ont., Canada ; Yiyan Wu ; Caron, B.

A transmitter identification system for DTV distributed transmission network using embedded pseudo random sequences is investigated. Different orthogonal pseudo random sequences and their suitability for transmitter identification are discussed. Code generators are developed to study the auto-correlation and cross-correlation properties of the Kasami sequences. To speed up the identification process, the embedded pseudo random sequence is preferred to be time-synchronized with the DTV frame structure. Therefore, the length of the identification code has to be truncated before it is fitted into each field of the ATSC DTV signal. The impact of truncation noise and in-band DTV interference on transmitter identification is also investigated. It is shown that the auto-correlation and cross-correlation properties are only slightly affected by truncation. It is also found that the dominant interference to the transmitter identification is the in-band DTV signal. The signal to truncation noise ratio and signal to DTV interference ratio in the correlation output are derived, and verified via simulation. It is further recognized that in-band DTV interference can only be mitigated by increasing the code length or by time-domain averaging technique to smoothen out the in-band interference.

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Broadcasting, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:50 ,  Issue: 3 )