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National Association of Broadcasters Engineering Handbook, 11th Edition by Garrison C. Cavell

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Chapter10.6

Digital Television Proof of Performance Measurements

Mark H. Bricker and Steven Ramer

President, SJ Ramer Associates

Introduction

A television transmitter proof of performance is a series of measurements performed to verify that the broadcast transmission meets the emission/quality requirements set forth by the FCC as well as industry accepted standards of operation.

For the purposes of this chapter, the measurements that verify the suitability of the transmitted signal for off-air reception by the viewing public will be referred to as in-band measurements. The measurements that evaluate the presence of signals with the potential to cause interference to other stations or services operating outside of the allocated channel will be ...

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