R&S®BCDRIVE Broadcast Drive Test Software

Efficient coverage analysis for terrestrial broadcast signals

System overview
Efficient operation

  • Intuitive use, even without a user manual
  • Minimal configuration effort
Task-oriented, clear, self-explanatory configuration dialogs with a configuration memory make it easy to get started and save time.
Flexible measurement modes for every application

  • Mobile measurements
  • Stationary measurements
Direct calculation of receive field strength

  • Antenna editor
The antenna editor provided in the R&S®BCDRIVE broadcast drive test software administers the K factors for the antennas in use so that the receive field strength can be calculated automatically.
Measurement of multiple frequencies during a drive test

  • Parallel
  • Serial
This view in the R&S®BCDRIVE broadcast drive test software shows a well-balanced compromise for measuring multiple frequencies during the drive test: Two R&S®ETL TV analyzers are used in parallel. The first measures CH1 and CH2 in series, and the second measures CH3 and CH4 in series.
Effective processing of measurement results

  • Traffic light system
  • Correlation analysis
  • Zoomable test value aggregation
The powerful functionality for displaying measurement results in Google Earth allows direct, color-based correlation analysis of the various measurements. The receive level is indicated by the outer ring of the color spot, the modulation error ratio by the middle ring, and the bit error ratio by the center ring of the color spot for each measurement location. Each of these locations can be clicked to open a detailed view on a white background.
Depending on the zoom level in Google Earth, adjacent measurement points are aggregated automatically to ensure that the display remains readable. This view was obtained by zooming in on the area highlighted in yellow in the previous screenshot.
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