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Correcting for local oscillator phase offset in a DVB-T compliant receiver under multipath conditions

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2 Author(s)
S. L. Linfoot ; Sch. of Comput. Sci., Reading Univ., UK ; R. S. Sherratt

In 1997, the UK implemented the worlds first commercial digital terrestrial television system. Under the ETS 300 744 standard, the chosen modulation method, COFDM, is assumed to be multipath resilient. Previous work has shown that this is not necessarily the case. It has been shown that the local oscillator required for demodulation from intermediate-frequency to baseband must be very accurate. This paper shows that under multipath conditions, standard methods for obtaining local oscillator phase lock may not be adequate. This paper demonstrates a set of algorithms designed for use with a simple local oscillator circuit which will allow correction for local oscillator phase offset to maintain a low bit error rate with multipath present

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IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics  (Volume:46 ,  Issue: 2 )