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1. (WO2018138068) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING A DIGITAL SIGNAL RECEIVER

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/138068    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/051513
Publication Date: Fri Aug 03 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Jan 24 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: H04B 17/309
H04N 5/44
H04N 21/438
H04N 21/61
H04N 5/50
H01Q 21/00
H04N 21/426
Applicants: THOMSON LICENSING
Inventors: LOUZIR, Ali
LE NAOUR, Jean-Yves
Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING A DIGITAL SIGNAL RECEIVER
Abstract:
A method for operating a digital signal receiver is disclosed. A salient idea of the present principles is to use a smart antenna system embedded in a digital signal receiver, the smart antenna system being operable in an omnidirectional mode and in a plurality of directional modes, the smart antenna system being further associated with a two steps installation method of the digital signal receiver. The first step of the installation method comprises determining an indoor location for positioning the digital signal receiver based on measuring the signal strength of the available RF channels received through an omnidirectional radiation pattern of the smart antenna system. The second step of the installation method comprises configuring the smart antenna system, located at the determined location by the selection of a directional mode for each channel, based on a signal quality such as a signal to noise ratio, a bit error rate or any combination thereof. The smart antenna system can also be advantageously leveraged by a further optional step of dynamic optimization of the signal quality in order to take into account dynamic changes of the propagation conditions.