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August 17, 2010

NAB FASTROAD Report Proposes Improved Indoor DTV Antenna Design

WASHINGTON -- A report released today by the National Association of Broadcasters' technology advocacy program, NAB FASTROAD, examines several recent advances in technology that could be applied to the design of high-performance indoor digital TV receiver antennas. The report proposes a new design that employs a combination of technologies and has the potential to achieve superior VHF and UHF performance for digital TV sets.

The report examines the technical progress made in advanced antenna design methods and evaluates the feasibility of applying such designs to digital TV reception. Specifically, the report identifies and evaluates ten candidate design methods and technologies that have the potential to improve the performance of indoor DTV antennas.

The 131-page report, commissioned by NAB and conducted by Devens, Massachusetts-based Megawave Corporation, is available online in PDF format here.

NAB FASTROAD (Flexible Advanced Services for Television & Radio On All Devices) is the technology advocacy program of the National Association of Broadcasters. The overall mission of the FASTROAD program is to seek and facilitate development and commercialization of new technologies that can be exploited by broadcasters using radio and television broadcast spectrum.

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