USA Digital Radio (USADR) is finalizing the development of new state-of-the-art formats for in-band on-channel (IBOC) delivery of digital audio broadcasting (DAB). USADR's IBOC DAB systems are designed for top-notch digital audio delivery as well as enhanced ancillary data transmission capabilities. USADR's AM and FM IBOC DAB systems employ MUSICAMR source encoding as well as innovative modulation techniques which address the various radio channel impairments characteristic of AM and FM band propagation. The USADR IBOC DAB systems are designed to be backwards compatible with conventional AM and FM broadcasting for a seamless and cost-effective transition to DAB.
A. J. Vigil,
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