Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
the research laboratory of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration

George A. Hufford; John R. Godwin; Robert J. Matheson; Vincent S. Lawrence; Lauren E. Pratt

Abstract: Development and testing of various implementations of High Definition Television (HDTV) require knowledge of the multipath characteristics of the radio channel over which the proposed signal will be carried. The Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS) has begun a program to measure these characteristics in locations that might represent consumer habits. This report discusses the general background of the measurement techniques and describes measurements made in the vicinity of Denver, Colorado

Keywords: channel characterization; multipath; radio propagation; delay spread; high definition television; impulse responses; pseudonoise codes

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Paul M. McKenna
Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
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