2017 IEEE Broadcast Symposium Papers & Presentations

Tuesday, 10 October 2017


8:30AM - Registration and opening remarks

Repacking the TV Band - Session Chair: Gary Cavell,  President, Cavell, Mertz & Associates

9:00AM - PSIP Architectures for the Repack, Dave Catapano, Triveni Digital

9:30AMPractical Implications of the Repack - Matthew Sanderford, President, Marsand Inc. 

10:00AM - BREAK

10:30AM - Factors Affecting Mask Filter Selection and Channel 14 Operations in the FCC Spectrum Repack, Merrill Weiss, President, Merrill Weiss Group, LLC

11:00AMCreative Solutions to Post-Repack Channel Assignment Problems, Dennis Wallace, Partner/Technical Consultant, Meintel, Sgrignoli and Wallace, LLC

11:30AMHow Wireless Mic Users Can Navigate the 600 MHz Transition, Chris Lyons, Writer, Speaker, Content Creator, Shure Inc.

12:00PM - BOXED LUNCH, Keynote Speaker: James Snyder,Senior Systems Administrator for the Library of Congress’ National Audio-Visual Conservation Center (NAVCC)

Technical and Practical Aspects of ATSC 3.0 - Session Chair: Dr. Richard Chernock, Chief Science Officer, Triveni Digital

1:30PM - Overview of ATSC 3.0 and Deployment Readiness, Madeleine Noland, LG

2:00PMMultiple Physical Layer Pipes & Single Frequency Network for ATSC 3.0 , Gerard Faria, Enensys

2:30PM - Field Comparison Test of LDM and TDM based on ATSC 3.0, Bo-mi Lim, ETRI

3:00PM - BREAK

3:30PMNext Generation Broadcast Technology for the Accessible Audience, Chris Homer, Public Broadcasting Service

4:00PMNAB ATSC 3.0 PILOT Gateway, So Vang, NAB

4:30PMDevelopment of 8K UHDTV Cameras and Image Sensors –for Full-featured 8K, Compactness, and High-speed Imaging and Recording,, Hiroshi Shimamoto, NHK

5:00PM - Securing ATSC 3.0 Apps and Signaling from Alteration by Cryptographic Signing, Adam Goldberg, AGP LLC

5:30PM - Closing Remarks, Exhibit Hall Opens


Wednesday, 11 October 2017


8:30AM - Registration and opening remarks

Datacasting and Hybrid BroadcastingSession Chair: Roswell Clark, Senior Director of Engineering, Cox Media Group

9:00AMThe Tip of the Spear: "Next-Gen TV" Features in a "This-Gen TV" World, Joseph Winograd, Verance

9:30AMInfrastructure Cost, Power Consumption and Radiofrequency Exposure in TVWS: A Comparison with LTE Network, David Plets, Ghent University

10:00AM - BREAK

10:30AM - Hybrid Television and Second Screen Applications, Rafael Sotelo, Universidad de Montevideo

11:00AMHybrid Radio - Combining Broadcast Radio and IP to a single distribution technology, Andy Buckingham, RadioDNS

11:30AMMeasurement Solutions for a Changing Media Landscape, Nick Mannion, Nielson

12:00PM - BTS/AFCCE LUNCHEON - Keynote Speaker - Frederick D. Moorefield, Jr. Director, Spectrum Policy, U.S. Department of Defense Sponsored by GatesAir

Practical Implementation Aspects of ATSC 3.0 - Session Chair: Dave Siegler, Vice President Technical Operations, Cox Media Group

2:00PM - FCC DTV Repack, ATSC3-SFN Considerations & Worldwide Experiences - SFN, Mark Fehlig and Ben Crease, Jampro AlanDick Antennas

2:30PMDynamic Service Distribution Management, Mark Corl, Triveni Digital

3:00PM - BREAK

3:30PMFirst Field Testing of 3.0 Physical Layer ICs (Cleveland Field Test 2017), Wayne Luplow and Tim Laud, Zenith/LG 

4:00PMNext Gen Television – Understanding the Business Impacts of ATSC 3.0, Kerry Wheeles, Image Communications

4:30PMATSC 3.0 - WRAL's first Year, Pete Sockett, Capitol Broadcasting

5:00PM - Closing Remarks, Exhibit Hall Opens


Thursday, 12 October 2017


8:00AM - Registration and opening remarks

AM and FM Broadcasting - Session Chair: Mike Cooney, CTO, Beasley Broadcast Group

8:30AMThree-station Facility Exchange for Improved AM Service in Miami, Fl, Prepared by Ben Dawson, Presented by Stephen Lockwood, Hatfield & Dawson 

9:00AM - Allocation Evaluation for IBOC Power Increase, Russ Mundschenk, XPERI and Glynn Walden, CBS Radio

9:30AMUpdate to bit rate reduction effects on watermarking, Paul Shulins, Burk Technology

10:00AM - BREAK

Using Drones for Broadcast Engineering and Production - Session Chair: Paul Shulins, VP/CTO, Burk Technology

10:30AM - Antenna Radiation Pattern Measurement with a Drone, John Kean, Cavell Mertz & Associates Inc

11:00AM - Real World Results for a Signal Measurement Drone, Ian Gair, Sixarms

11:30AM - Close Encounters of the Drone Kind, Dave Sirak, Cox Media Group

12:00PM - BTS AWARDS LUNCH, Keynote Speaker: Sally French, Founder of The Drone Girl - Sponsored by DAC System SA

Broadcast Plant Technology - Session Chair: Kelly Williams, Senior Director of Engineering and Technology Policy, NAB

2:00PMMetadata Generation and Distribution, Bob Dillon, Vice President, Connected Radio, XPERI

2:30PMCybersecurity and the Broadcast Technical Plant, Wayne Pecena, Texas A&M University

3:00PM - BREAK

Repacking the U.S. TV Band - Session Chair: S. Merrill Weiss, Owner, Merrill Weiss Group, LLC

3:30PM -Antenna Design for the FCC Repack and Facility Maximization, Nick Wymant, CTO Broadcast Division, RFS

4:00PMAdventures in FCC TV repacking; Broadband Antenna Solutions, James Stenberg, Principal Engineer - RF Broadcast, American Tower Corporation

4:30PMMoving Forward with the FCC Spectrum Repack – Near- and Long-Term Considerations, Joe Seccia, Manager TV Transmission Market and Product Development Strategy, GatesAir


Friday, 13 October 2017

10:00AM - NPR Offsite Tour