Drawing on four decades of international broadcast engineering experience, Martyn Horspool will break down ATSC 3.0 at the 2018 Great Lakes Media Show.
The Great Lakes Media Show, formerly known as the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference & Expo (GLBC), will take place March 6 and 7 at the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing.
Horspool currently serves as the product manager for television transmission at GatesAir in Mason, Ohio. He will present the following two ATSC 3.0-themed sessions:
Overview of the ATSC 3.0 Standard (March 6 | 2:00 p.m.)
The existing ATSC 8-VSB standard has been around for more than 20 years. A new standard for digital over-the-air transmission, ATSC 3.0, has been developed which brings with it some major improvements, together with a host of advanced features. The ATSC 3.0 standard has been designed to merge IP with broadcasting together with unprecedented robustness, performance and flexibility. This session will cover the details of the ATSC 3.0 Physical Layer and explain some of the improvements and what they may mean for the broadcaster.
ATSC 3.0 – Characteristics and Transmission Requirements (March 7 | 11:30 a.m.)
ATSC 3.0 promises to bring with it many advanced features and capabilities which will enhance the future of over-the-air television. Since the ATSC Physical Layer uses an OFDM-based modulation scheme, several important differences between it and the current ATSC 8-VSB modulation are apparent. Some of these differences will impact the ability of existing transmission equipment (transmitter, RF system, RF line and antenna) to successfully and reliably perform their intended tasks. This presentation will cover some of the key areas that need to be investigated and provide some insight as to how to prepare for the transition to ATSC 3.0 transmission.
Horspool has been employed in the broadcast industry for 43 years, starting as a transmitter maintenance engineer with the Independent Broadcasting Authority in the United Kingdom in 1974. His move to Harris Broadcast Division in 1980 was the start of a long career that has paved the way to his current role, including numerous positions in service, engineering, sales support and product management. He has participated and presented at major broadcast conferences worldwide and has authored numerous publications and technical papers.