Broadcast Planning Tool CHIRplus_BC (Radio/TV, Analog/Digital)
The course will start by showing delegates how to configure CHIRplus_BC and the basics of field strength calculations and interference analysis. One focus of the training will be the usage of the network processor and the various calculation results. As well as the digital features of CHIRplus_BC its use for analog services will also be illustrated.
Understanding the principles of the analog network analysis is a prerequisite for developing efficient networks for digital terrestrial broadcasting. Digital terrestrial networks (DAB+, DVB-T, DVB-T2, DVBT2 LITE, ISDB-T, ATSC) bring a number of new requirements regarding the reception mode which will be covered. Planning for portable or mobile reception is linked with many new features such as single frequency networks (SFNs) and network gain. To meet these new requirements it is necessary to learn and use the numerous features of the tool efficiently. The course will impart both theoretical and practical knowledge. The training will involve the usage of CHIRplus_BC and some case studies.
After completing the course, participants will be able to use CHIRplus_BC in a very efficient way. Furthermore the features and calculation results will be explained from both the theoretical as well as from the practical viewpoint.
This course is intended for those who have basic knowledge of broadcast, who are interested in broadcast planning tools and who may be employed in broadcasters, network operators or regulators.
- Configuration and setup
- Graphical User Interface (GUI)
- Geographic Information System (GIS)
- Field strength calculations
- Coverage calculations and analyses
- Coordination procedures
- Analog and digital network analyses
- Compatibility DTT vs. other services (e.g. LTE/NR)