Satellite Digital Radio

Introduction

Digital radio broadcast via satellite provides a means for delivering of high-quality audio channels plus associated services to fixed and mobile receivers. Satellite Digital Radio will deliver tens of high-quality audio channels with associated services, and is already proving successful in the United States.

Our Role & Activities

In 2006, ETSI produced the first technical specifications to enable the provision of satellite digital radio systems in Europe. The specifications include gap-fillers providing complementary terrestrial coverage in specific areas, such as dense urban environment, where the satellite-only reception quality of service is not adequate.

Standards

The following is a list of recently published and frequently downloaded standards. Please use the ETSI standards search to find further related standards in the public domain or to subscribe for alerts on updates of ETSI standards.
For work in progress see the ETSI Work Programme on the Portal.

Standard No.

Standard title

TS 102 551-1

Satellite Digital Radio (SDR) Systems; Inner Physical Layer of the Radio Interface;
Part 1: Single carrier transmission

TS 102 551-2

Satellite Digital Radio (SDR) Systems; Inner Physical Layer of the Radio Interface;
Part 2: Multiple Carrier Transmission

TS 102 550

Satellite Digital Radio (SDR) Systems; Outer Physical Layer of the Radio Interface

TR 102 525

Satellite Digital Radio (SDR) service;
Functionalities, architecture and technologies