Sheffield, Kean and Lockett on IEEE Agenda

Friday, Nov. 2 is radio day at the 57th annual IEEE Broadcast Symposium.
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Friday, Nov. 2 is radio day at the 57th annual IEEE Broadcast Symposium.

The event will be held Oct. 31–Nov. 2 at the Hotel Washington in the nation’s capital.

Bob Surette of Shively Labs chairs the session, which begins with a presentation from Gao Peng of the Radio Institute, Academy of Broadcasting Science of SARFT in China, on veryifying DAB signal coverage.

Iván Peña, University of the Basque Country, in Spain, follows with a discussion of prediction method accuracy for local coverage using the 26 MHz band for Digital Radio Mondiale; followed by Valentino Trainotti of the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina presenting tips on evaluation of magnetic and electric field losses in ground systems.

NPR Labs rounds out the day. John Kean summarizes the Labs’ current research activities and previews a coverage prediction model for HD Radio. He tells RW full results are expected to be released within the next few months, once CPB, which is funding most of the studies, receives its final report.

Kean’s colleague Dr. Ellyn Sheffield will talk about perceptual tests of low bit rate and very low bit rate coders; CPB’s Don Lockett also will participate in the sessions.

Register here.

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