Technologies de radiodiffusion/
Broadcasting Technologies
CRC
Industrie Canada/Industry Canada
Communications
Research Cen...
CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada
COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE
MISSION
To be the primary technical centre of excellence...
CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada
COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE
Our Transmission Facilities
• DTV & DRB Transmission Tes...
CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada
COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE
Our Subjective
Assessment Facilities
CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada
COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE
• CRC-COVLAB:
Coverage prediction
and analysis
• CRC-SEA...
CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada
COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE
Our Partners in Canada
Mindready
CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada
COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE
Partners From Around the World
CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada
COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE
Some Collaborations
 MMB Demonstration in Montréal (CBC...
CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada
COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE
Outreach Activities
• Contributions: CRTC ( IBOC),
Telec...
CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada
COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE
Participation to Technical Conference
IBC 2006, Amsterda...
CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada
COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE
Our Major Achievements
 Response to the CRTC Review on ...
CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada
COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE
More Achievements
 Demonstrations of our technologies a...
CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada
COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE
Evaluating our work
 Contribution to Spectrum Managemen...
CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada
COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE
• CRC’s Predict licenced to Northwood.
• Former CRC empl...
CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada
COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE
Trends
 Transition from analogue to all digital broadca...
CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada
COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE
Technical Challenges
 Convergence of Computer, Broadcas...
CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada
COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE
2007-2008 Plan
 Extension of Digital Radio Broadcasting...
CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada
COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE
VPBT Future
 VPBT resources in 2008-09 ?
 Balance betw...
CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada
COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE
SFN infrastructure
CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada
COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE
FM-IBOC Tests at CRC
 IBOC transmitters moved to CRC
 ...
CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada
COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE
Coverage Studies:CRC-COVLAB
Digital IBOC
Sideband
Analog...
CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada
COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE
Software DMB system
CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada
COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE
Audio Signal Processing
 State-of-the-art Perceptual Au...
CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada
COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE
Video Processing
 Simple and efficient 2D to 3D convers...
CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada
COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE
Quality Assessment
•Standards: Video Quality Expert Grou...
CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada
COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE
User
OAM
Interpreter
GPS
DAB
Control
System
Output
User
...
CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada
COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE
Conclusions
• Broadcasting continue to evolve and to pla...
CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada
COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE
Merci
Thank you
Expected Achievement
CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada
COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE
Internal Resources VPBT
$-
$500,000
$1,000,000
$1,500,00...
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  • Broadcasting Technologies Branch Overview Nov 2007

    1. 1. Technologies de radiodiffusion/ Broadcasting Technologies CRC Industrie Canada/Industry Canada Communications Research Centre Canada An Agency of Industry Canada Centre de recherches sur les communications Canada Un organisme d’Industrie Canada Canada
    2. 2. CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE MISSION To be the primary technical centre of excellence in broadcasting technologies in Canada in order to support the Department in its mandate of managing the Spectrum on behalf of Canadians, and enable broadcasters to provide improved and new services to Canadians by transferring knowledge and technologies. CRC is the only organization in Canada with a R&D program and unique facilities dedicated to Broadcasting
    3. 3. CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE Our Transmission Facilities • DTV & DRB Transmission Test Beds • Computer Simulations • Test Van (10 Meter Mast) • DTV Transmitters •L-Band DRB Transmitter Ottawa • L-Band DMB Transmitters Montréal • Test Vans
    4. 4. CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE Our Subjective Assessment Facilities
    5. 5. CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE • CRC-COVLAB: Coverage prediction and analysis • CRC-SEAQ: Evaluation of Audio Quality • CRC-TimeSync: Audio Recording, Display and Synchronization • CRC-FRC: Frame Rate Converter for film and video Our Software Clients: CBC, BBC, Broadcast Australia, NTL (UK), Dolby, DTS, Shure, Arbitron, Avnera, NASA, Sirius Radio, U. of New Mexico, CCETT, France Telecom, Stocktronics, Philips, Polish Television, Panasonic, NTT, NEC, Matsushita, NHK, Polanics, Samsung …
    6. 6. CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE Our Partners in Canada Mindready
    7. 7. CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE Partners From Around the World
    8. 8. CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE Some Collaborations  MMB Demonstration in Montréal (CBC: Canada)  DVB-H Windsor-Québec Corridor (Look-UBS: Canada)  Software DAB Modulator (Mindready: Canada)  DVB-H and Satellite Trial (Telesat: Canada)  Virtual Navigation (University of Ottawa and NRC)  Distributed video coding (Université Laval)  Digital Broadcasting Techniques (CIRT: Mexico)  Objective models of quality for HDTV (Intel: USA)  Unlicenced Device Operation in TV band (IEEE 802.22: USA)  3D Video (ETRI: Korea)  Voice Application for DMB (ETRI: Korea )  DTV Advanced-VSB (Samsung, MSTV, R&S)  Loudness meter (CBC, NABA, WBU)  Advanced Video Codecs (Telesat, WBU, ATSC)
    9. 9. CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE Outreach Activities • Contributions: CRTC ( IBOC), Telecommunication Policy Review Panel( SFN, DMB), RABC, ITU-R, Video Quality Expert Group (VQEG), CDTV, DRRI, WorldDAB, ATSC, World Broadcasting Union (WBU), MPEG • Publications: IEEE Transactions, SPIE, JAES • Conferences: WABE, CCBE, NAB, IBC,AES, Picture Coding Symposium, 3D TV, BroadcastAsia…
    10. 10. CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE Participation to Technical Conference IBC 2006, Amsterdam CRC-COVLAB in LARCAN Booth at NAB ‘06 CIRT 2006, Mexico WABE 2006, Vancouver
    11. 11. CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE Our Major Achievements  Response to the CRTC Review on Broadcasting  Contribution to the Standing Committee on Heritage (Future of the CBC)  Engineering studies for Industry Canada Spectrum Engineering on the impact of new technologies such as IBOC, DVB-H, MediaFlo on spectrum management  Multiview video coding and 2-D to 3-D conversion for future 3-D video systems.  Novel wavelet based video compression and bio-inspired audio coding algorithms.  Contributions to WorldDMB related to audio codecs and voice applications.  Evaluation of Advanced-VSB and SFN for portable and mobile Digital Television.  Analysis of FM-IBOC laboratories and field tests results.  Contributions to the new ITU-IPTV Focus Group.
    12. 12. CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE More Achievements  Demonstrations of our technologies at IBC in Amsterdam and at NAB.  Contributions to the Video Quality Experts Group (VQEG) for Multimedia applications.  Experimental Mobile Multimedia Broadcasting system under evaluation in Montréal.  Investigations on Digital Radio adaptive and directional antenna performance.  Standardization of our Audio Loudness meter by the ITU.  Partnership with Larcan (Canada) on DTV coverage predictions.  Continuous improvements to our software packages available for licencing.  Licence agreement with 3M Canada on Characters Reader algorithm.  Revenues and collaborations as achievement indicator
    13. 13. CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE Evaluating our work  Contribution to Spectrum Management  Contribution to Regulations  Contributions to Standards  Support to government: SITT, CRTC, DND…  Participation to national and international committees  IP transfer  Service Contracts  Collaboration with industry, universities, international organizations…  Publications in magazines  Conference publications  Patents
    14. 14. CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE • CRC’s Predict licenced to Northwood. • Former CRC employee, Bernard Breton moved to Northwood • Northwood sold to Marconi, U.K. • Marconi sold to Ericson, Sweden • Ericson’s wireless network planning sold to CTS Holding, Paris, France • Launch of the new company: Mentum • Bernard Breton is now COO and Head of Sales & Marketing • 50-person R&D operation in Gatineau. Focus on Wi-Max Long term impact of our work: An example
    15. 15. CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE Trends  Transition from analogue to all digital broadcasting  All-digital technologies are re-defining broadcasting.  The convergence between Telecommunications, Internet and Broadcasting systems will accelerate.  More advanced standards are in development.  Broadcast spectrum to be used in a more efficient manner, by sharing it with other licensed and unlicensed systems and for the delivery of non-broadcast services  Important regulatory changes will be necessary to accommodate a more modern vision of the Canadian communication infrastructure.  Broadcasting will increase its role for public safety needs.
    16. 16. CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE Technical Challenges  Convergence of Computer, Broadcasting and Telecommunication Networks.  New applications for Broadcasting Technologies  Definition and Role of Broadcasters  Fast evolution of technologies  Changing Regulations “Broadcasting is entering a new frontier. Structures and formulas that worked in the past, and are the glue that holds much of the systems in place, are being challenged by the brutal and unrelenting force of technological change.” The House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage
    17. 17. CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE 2007-2008 Plan  Extension of Digital Radio Broadcasting (DRB) and Digital Television (DTV) coverage  Evaluate the potential of ATSC H/M, DMB, DVB-H, Digital Radio Mondial (DRM),… to provide mobile and handheld television services using the broadcasting infrastructure.  Applications related to multimedia services for delivery by broadcast as well as other systems such as Wi-Fi, WiMax  Transfer broadcasting technologies for the development of new products and services outside the Broadcasting industry.  Studies to determine how broadcasting and new telecommunication systems can coexist in the same frequency band
    18. 18. CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE VPBT Future  VPBT resources in 2008-09 ?  Balance between internal and external resources (45% of 06-07 VPBT O&M was external!)  More collaborations: Internal and external  Between groups within CRC and IC  Universities  Private sector  Other departments  VPBT in 2012  Succession plan: New managers, new VP.  Future R&D Topics
    19. 19. CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE SFN infrastructure
    20. 20. CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE FM-IBOC Tests at CRC  IBOC transmitters moved to CRC  Test methodology developed  10 IBOC receivers acquired  Test setup configured and refined  Lab tests now in progress
    21. 21. CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE Coverage Studies:CRC-COVLAB Digital IBOC Sideband Analog FM 200 kHz 1st upper adjacent analog channel 1st lower adjacent analog channel Detroit Analog FM Mono and Stereo & Digital IBOC Considering 1st Adjacent Analog FM Stations Continue FM-IBOC interference studies Develop of a module for AM-IBOC and DRM in CRC-COVLAB Continue adaptation of CRC-COVLAB to CBC’s needs DVB-H coverage More consultation contracts On-line CRC-COVLAB service CRC-COV: $842k of IP revenues since 1994
    22. 22. CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE Software DMB system
    23. 23. CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE Audio Signal Processing  State-of-the-art Perceptual Audio Codecs (MPEG-AAC) deliver broadcast quality at a bit rate around 100 kbps per stereo pair  Would like to reduce that rate to < 64 kbps with Novel Audio Coding techniques  RAAS developed a novel coding paradigm labeled as “Spike- based Audio Coding”
    24. 24. CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE Video Processing  Simple and efficient 2D to 3D conversion  Multiview 3D video representation and coding (Collaboration with ETRI)  Wavelet-based Image codec (CRC-CWT)  Performance equals or exceeds that of JPEG-2000  Wavelet-based video codec (CRC-WVC)  Performance comparable to H.264  Frame rate conversion (CRC-FRC)  Multi-frame motion estimation  Distributed Video Coding (Université Laval)
    25. 25. CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE Quality Assessment •Standards: Video Quality Expert Group-VQEG and ITU-R •Bell ExpressVu, Videotron (Quality of HDTV service) •NAVIRE (Virtual Navigation in Image-Based Environment) •Qualcom/MediaFlo (Mobile video quality) •Telesat/WBU – Interoperability testing of MPEG2 Codecs •VQEG Multimedia tests •MPEG 2 vs H.264 Subjective assessment of picture quality in support of in-house research, standards and contracting-in
    26. 26. CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE User OAM Interpreter GPS DAB Control System Output User Input Voice Browser Voice Browser Sync Manager BWS Browser Today’s weather. Korea is expected to be mainly sunny. And the wave of the sea is rippleless. If you want more local information, please say your city. Seoul will be sunny. The temperature will be from high 10 to low 3 degree. And the precipitation is 0%. No accumulation is expected. Multimodal Applications for Mobile Multimedia Broadcasting (Collaboration with ETRI, Korea)
    27. 27. CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE Conclusions • Broadcasting continue to evolve and to play a major role. • Radio and Television will be one part of an interactive immersive multimedia experience. • Contents will be available through various media and displayed on a variety of devices. • Ultimate goal is to get anything, anytime, anywhere… • But each application will find its niche. • CRC-Broadcasting is helping the department, the Canadian industry and our international partners to move toward an harmonious transition to a digital and converged world.
    28. 28. CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE Merci Thank you Expected Achievement
    29. 29. CommunicationsResearchCentreCanada COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE Internal Resources VPBT $- $500,000 $1,000,000 $1,500,000 $2,000,000 $2,500,000 $3,000,000 $3,500,000 $4,000,000 $4,500,000 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Année 2000-2001 2007-2008 Salaire $- $100,000 $200,000 $300,000 $400,000 $500,000 $600,000 $700,000 $800,000 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 G&S SALARY Budget O&M Budget

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