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Overlay Cognitive Transmission in a Multicarrier Broadcast Network with Dominant Line of Sight Reception

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Executive Summary

The insertion of a secondary transmitter in a multicarrier broadcast single frequency network is studied. The secondary information is overlaid on top of the primary waveform, which is also reinforced by the secondary transmitter. The degradation of the primary service due to the presence of echoes in a strong line of sight environment is taken into account, and mitigated with an appropriate filtering at the secondary transmitter. The transmit rate of the secondary system is maximized while keeping the original primary coverage area, defined as a function of a BER bound. The analytical results are verified by means of software simulations and hardware tests, where the importance of the proposed filtering is clearly shown.

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