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Next Generation Broadcast Systems

Physical Layer Design For Wireless Systems

Proposals in this research line have been oriented traditionally to new terrestrial broadcast systems, but nowadays they include as well:

  • New modulation, codification and interleaving techniques;
  • Synchronization, channel estimation and equalization for wireless receivers;
  • Advanced network planning design and analysis for different wireless communication systems over several frequency bands;
  • Radio noise measurements in noisy environments from 1 kHz up to 1.3 GHz and characterization of the Gaussian and impulsive components of noise;
  • Evaluation of the degradation of the quality of DRM digital modulation in impulsive noise environments


  • Testing Platform design for the definition and evaluation of different transmission/reception techniques (Complete DVB-T2, and ATSC 3.0 transceiver; Constellations design for wireless communications; Other physical layer procedures)
  • Software Defined Radio Prototypes (DVB-T, DVB-H, DVB-T2, DVB-T2Lite, ATSC 3.0 receiver; LDM (Layered Division Multiplexing ) transceiver)
  • Planning parameters characterization through comprehensive laboratory and field validations tests (TETRA, DVB-T2, DVB-T2 Lite, DAB+, ATSC 3.0 measurements; Receiver performance evaluation in the lab; Stress tests for wireless systems)
  • Analysis of optimal topologies for wireless networks (Coverage and quality of service studies; Network architectures evaluation; Complex architectures optimization; Hybrid architectures BB-BC)

TSR group attends different events. Click here for more information.

TSR group members have made several international research stays in multiple countries. Click here for more information.

The research team has an important participation in international research societies and bodies, including: 

  • Members of Digital Radio Mondiale Consortium (DRM)

  • Members of Digital Video Broadcasting Consortium (DVB)

  • Members of Future of Broadcast Television (FoBTV)

  • Members of International Telecommunications Union (ITU)

  • Members of Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC)

  • Members of European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST)

  • Members of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE):

    • 1 IEEE Broadcast Technology Society (IEEE BTS) Planning Chair

    • 1 member of the Broadcast Technology Society AdCom 

    • 1 Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting Journal

    • 1 member of IEEE BMSB International Steering Committee

    • Several Reviewers of the IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting Society

    • Several Reviewers of the IEEE Communications Society

    • Several Reviewers for the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society

    • Several Reviewers for the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement

  • Members of The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)