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International Journal of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting
Volume 2010, Article ID 435405, 13 pages
Research Article

Cross-Layer Optimization of DVB-T2 System for Mobile Services

1Department of Signal Processing, Tampere University of Technology, 33720 Tampere, Finland
2Nokia Research Center, 33720 Tampere, Finland
3Nokia, 24100 Salo, Finland

Received 30 September 2009; Accepted 29 March 2010

Academic Editor: Georgios Gardikis

Copyright © 2010 Lukasz Kondrad et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Mobile broadcast services have experienced a strong boost in recent years through the standardization of several mobile broadcast systems such as DVB-H, ATSC-M/H, DMB-T/H, and CMMB. However, steady need for higher quality services is projected to surpass the capabilities of the existing mobile broadcast systems. Consequently, work on new generations of mobile broadcast technology is starting under the umbrella of different industry consortia, such as DVB. In this paper, we address the question of how DVB-T2 transmission can be optimized for improved mobile broadcast reception. We investigate cross-layer optimization techniques with a focus on the transport of scalable video (SVC) streams over DVB-T2 Physical Layer Pipes (PLP). Throughout the paper, we propose different optimization options and verify their utility.