Determination of DVB-T2 Signal Quality in Nigeria: A Case Study of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria

Authors

  • E. E. C. Igbonoba Computer Engineering Department, University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State, NIGERIA.
  • O. Omoifo Computer Engineering Department, University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State, NIGERIA.

Keywords:

digital video broadcasting-terrestrial, atmospheric interference, carrier to noise ratio, signal to noise ratio

Abstract

This study presents the evaluation of digital video broadcasting-terrestrial second generation (DVB-T2) Television signal quality in Jos using Integrated Television Services Limited signal. The delivery of quality Television signal remains problematic in Nigeria due to signal attenuation and degradation between the transmitter and receiver station. This is primarily due to environmental and atmospheric perturbations prevalent along the signal paths. This research aim is to determine the signal quality of DVB-T2 Television system in Jos, Plateau State. The simple field measurement methodology was adopted in measuring field strength and channel power parameters. These measurement parameters were used to calculate for carrier-to-noise ratio (CNR) and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) through empirical method. Finally, CNR and SNR were used to determine the signal quality of DVB-T2 signal in Jos. The result of the research shows that DVB-T2 signal in the primary service areas has good and reliable signal apart from the rocky environments.

http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/njt.v40i1.12

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Published

2021-01-04

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Computer, Telecommunications, Software, Electrical & Electronics Engineering