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Specialist Task Force  386 Phase 3:
PMSE – Cognitive Radio ERM / TG17 WP3
“Methods, parameters and test procedures for cognitive interference mitigation techniques for use by PMSE devices (Programme Making and Special Events)

Who we are:

Team Leaders: Georg Fischer , Friedrich-Alex-Universität   
Wolfgang Bilz, SHURE Europe GmbH
Team Members: Johannes Brendel, Friedrich-Alex-Universität
Sven Dortmund, RUB
Clemens Kunert, IRT
Maria Dolores Perez-Guirao,
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Edgar Reihl, SHURE Europe GmbH
Axel Schmidt, Sennheiser Electronic GmbH
Andreas Wilzeck, wiseSense GmbH

What we do:

Radio microphones are used in many activities , from TV to Places of Worship. Currently they use a single fixed frequency per radio microphone channel, the STF seeks to generate a system where radio microphone can be cognitive and shift to unused spectrum in its geographical locality .

For more details, see our Terms of Reference

Why we do it:

Currently radio microphones primarily operate in the 470-862 MHz, using the spaces between TV broadcasts, with the introduction of 4G this will be reduced to 470-790MHz and dependant on WRC 15 decisions this band may be further compacted to 470-694MHz. Many systems require upwards of 35 channels in simultaneous use. Insufficient spectrum is likely to be available on a fixed channel basis in the near future.

The STF seeks to develop a system which will enable radio microphones to maximise their use of any available spectrum and this will be a model for future spectrum use. These techniques will be transferable to other PMSE devices at a later date.

Phase 3 seeks to validate and update  previous documents (TS 102-800) and prepare input test scenarios for a technology demonstrator.

How we do it:

The STF has joined with the C-PMSE(     project and includes a wide range of expertise from Universities to Industry and has a joint chairmanship from these sources.

Interaction with ERM TG 17 will enable stakeholder to be informed of the work and contribute. In addition TG17 will use the output to enable the update to relevant standards to act as enablers for the new proposals to reduce time to market.





Phase 3

TR102801 “Test reports from technology demonstrator implementing sections of TS102800 on protocols for spectrum access and sound quality control systems for PMSE using cognitive interference mitigation techniques”.
Scope: to specify input test scenarios fora technology demonstrator implementing TS102800 on protocols for spectrum access and sound quality control systems for Programme Making and Special Events (PMSE) applications using cognitive interference mitigation techniques.

Time plan:

In order to coincide with the C-PMSE project timescales, work will start in January 2013.

How to contact us:

Please contact the joint chairman shown at the top of the page.


This information is based upon STF working assumptions.
The views expressed do not necessarily represent the position of ETSI in this context.

Last updated: 2013-04-13 17:32:42