Addressable HD Radio Receivers (“Smart Radio”) Project
Developed requirements and a proof of concept for a “smart” digital radio receiver that allows the user to create a customizable listening experience. HD Radio broadcast technology can be used to send audio content, either program material or commercials that is “pre-stored” in the receiver. Time slots in the live broadcast can be replaced with pre-stored content depending on user selection.
Persona Radio Project
AM Low-rate Data Service Using IBOC Subcarriers
Investigated and developed a proof of concept for low-rate data service for AM radio stations. The service would utilize a small number of IBOC subcarriers to provide a data capability similar to RDS for FM (but no digital audio). An IBOC receiver would be required to access this new data service.
AM Digital Data Service System Study Report
Internet Delivered Television Research
Supported development work to enable delivery of broadcast television and advertising to broadband enabled devices. To learn more, visit www.syncbak.com.
Improving Power Efficiency of Transmission Facilities
Developed a set of guidelines and recommendations for building and operating modern transmission facilities in a power-efficient manner, including a standard method for evaluating the power efficiency of transmitters based upon transmitter type, cooling requirements, and manufacturer specifications.
Power Efficient Broadcast Facility Transmission Design
Speech Recognition Research
Supported development work to take speech recognition technology to the practical level to enable automatic captioning and obscenity filtering. The work was done by Speech Conversion Technologies, Inc.
Radio in Cell Phones
Provided technical information and support to the broadcast industry on the important issue of including radio receivers in cell phones. As part of this effort, conduct technical, regulatory, and/or economic studies with the goal of answering questions and removing obstacles to this effort.
Study of Potential for FM Radio to be a Universal Feature on Cellular Handsets
High Performance Indoor VHF-UHF Antenna Technology Study
Applied cutting edge antenna concepts and advanced electromagnetic techniques to the theoretical design of improved DTV antennas specifically for indoor reception.
NAB High Performance Indoor TV Antenna Report
Digital Converter Box Testing
Evaluated a total of 18 different manufacturer/brand models of commercially available digital-to-analog converter boxes, including several with the analog pass-through feature The boxes were evaluated based on Radio Frequency (RF) performance, ease of use, packaging and instructional literature included as well as external features.
NAB-MSTV Digital Converter Box Evaluation
Mobile/Handheld DTV Economics and Business Case Study
Evaluated whether or not the television broadcasting industry will be better served with a single mobile/handheld standard for DTV, rather than having several competing systems, and considered whether market success is sensitive to the timing of such M/H DTV standardization.
Study of the Impact of Multiple Systems for Mobile/Handheld Digital Television
Improved Antenna Selection Program
Co-sponsored the antennaweb.org website with CEA to help consumers locate the proper outdoor antenna to receive their local television broadcast channels. To learn more, visit http://www.antennaweb.org/