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Method for Determining Broadcaster Advised Emergency Wake-up Signal for ISDB-T Digital Television Receivers, Journal of Telecommunications and Information Technology, 2019, nr 1


Takahashi, Satoshi

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binary asymmetric channel ; intermittent reception ; transmission and modulation coding configuration (TMCC) ; emergency warning system (EWS)


There is a way to automatically wake up television receivers when a broadcaster sends out an emergency alert. In the Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting-Terrestrial (ISDB-T) digital television standard, the emergency wake-up procedure is called an Emergency Warning System (EWS). In ISDB-T, the special signal is embedded in a control message known as transmission and modulation configuration control (TMCC). However, improper identification of the wake-up signal, often encountered in mobile reception, leads to unnecessary wake ups. In this paper, a method of reliably determining a wake-up signal is proposed by assuming that broadcasters will not change the TMCC message except for the wake-up signal when the broadcaster sends out an emergency alert. A change in the wake-up bit leads to variation parity, and the proposed method also relies on such variations. Mutual information to be obtained by the wake-up receiver is evaluated using the memoryless binary asymmetric channel model. Results showed that the proposed method provided mutual information even at a Eb/N₀ being lower than 10 dB. Mutual information of the proposed method with intermittent reception is also analyzed as a function of the duty ratio of the intermittent receiver.


Instytut Łączności - Państwowy Instytut Badawczy


2019, nr 1

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ISSN 1509-4553, on-line: ISSN 1899-8852


Journal of Telecommunications and Information Technology



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Biblioteka Naukowa Instytutu Łączności



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