ITU-R Special Supplements
Emergency and Disaster relief
The Handbook on Spectrum Monitoring contains the latest information on all aspects of monitoring and represents a valuable reference manual for the spectrum management community. It is intended for the use by administrations of both developing and developed countries and by the Radiocommunication Bureau. The Handbook will also be useful to radiocommunication engineers everywhere.
Computer-aided Techniques for Spectrum Management (CAT)
Supplement to Handbook on Spectrum Monitoring
National Spectrum Management
ITU-R propagation prediction methods for interference and sharing studies
Radiowave propagation information for designing terrestrial point-to-point links
Terrestrial land mobile radiowave propagation in the VHF/UHF bands
Curves for Radiowave Propagation over the Surface of the Earth
Ionosphere and its Effects on Radiowave Propagation
Handbook on Radiometeorology
This Handbook provides general information on radiometeorology and covers the following topics: physical characteristics of the atmosphere, atmospheric refraction, particle scattering, atmospheric gaseous attenuation and dispersion, hydrometeor attenuation, radio emissivity, cross-polarization and anisotropy and statistical aspects of atmospheric processes.
Radiowave Propagation Information for Predictions for Earth-to-Space Path Communications
This Handbook provides information on radiowave propagation to assist in the design of Earth-to-space communication systems.
Handbook on Ground wave propagation
Supplements No. 1, 2, 3 and 4 to Handbook on Mobile-satellite service (MSS)
Satellite Communications (FSS)
DSB Handbook - Terrestrial and satellite digital sound broadcasting to vehicular, portable and fixed receivers in the VHF/UHF bands
This Handbook describes the system and service requirements for digital sound broadcasting (DSB) to vehicular, portable and fixed receivers, the related propagation factors, the techniques employed in the digital sound broadcasting systems, and considers relevant planning parameters and sharing conditions.
Mobile-satellite service (MSS)
This Handbook provides a brief survey and introduction to the field of Mobile-satellite service (MSS).
Note: Supplements 1, 2, 3 and 4 were published in 2006 and contain important updates to this handbook.
ITU-R SNG User's Guide
ITU-R Special publication: Specifications of transmission systems for the broadcasting-satellite service
Land Mobile (including Wireless Access) - Volume 4: Intelligent Transport Systems
Volume 4 of the ITU-R Handbook on Land Mobile (including Wireless Access) provides a summary of the use of wireless communications in intelligent transport systems (ITS), current and under development, around the globe, including architecture, systems, and applications. This is a rapidly developing sector, which is still partly in its infancy.
Migration to IMT-2000 Systems - Supplement 1 (Revision 1) of the Handbook on Deployment of IMT-2000 Systems
This revised Supplement expands on the first edition of the ITU Handbook - Deployment of IMT- 2000 Systems and updates much of the work that has occurred since the release of the Handbook. It addresses the subject of evolution and migration from current mobile systems towards IMT-2000. ITU-R has developed this work in response to ongoing liaison and interaction with the ITU-D and ITU-T Sectors and sees this material as the natural extension of the information presented in the Handbook.
Land Mobile (including Wireless Access) - Volume 3: Dispatch and Advanced Messaging Systems
The purpose of the Land Mobile Handbook is to assist in the decision-making process involving planning, engineering and deployment of land mobile systems, especially in the developing countries. It should also provide adequate information to assist in training engineers and planners in regulating, planning, engineering and deployment aspects of these systems. Volume 3 on Dispatch and Advanced Messaging Systems provides information on state-of-the-art technology in terrestrial land mobile paging and advanced messaging and dispatch as well as descriptions of typical systems. The technical content is intended for use by administrations and operators in both developing and developed countries.
Frequency adaptive communication systems and networks in the MF/HF bands
This Handbook is published to assist planners and decision-makers in the deployment of adaptive MF/HF systems in the fixed service, for both commercial and government users in developed and particularly developing countries. It provides material on current present technological capabilities in the field of adaptive MF/HF communications.
Digital Radio-Relay Systems
This Handbook represents a comprehensive summary of basic principles, design parameters and current practices for the design and engineering of digital radio-relay systems.
Land Mobile (including Wireless Access) - Volume 1: Fixed Wireless Access
The purpose of this Handbook is to assist in the decision making process involving planning, engineering and deployment of wireless access based land mobile systems, especially in the developing countries. It should also provide adequate information that will assist in training engineers and planners in regulating, planning, engineering, and deployment aspects of these systems.
Land Mobile (including Wireless Access) - Volume 2: Principles and Approaches on Evolution to IMT-2000/FPLMTS
This Volume of the Handbook provides an overview of principles and approaches to be considered in the evolution of existing and emerging systems towards IMT-2000. IMT-2000 are third generation mobile systems which are scheduled to start service around the year 2000, subject to market considerations.
Amateur and amateur-satellite services
This Handbook provides general information about the amateur and amateur-satellite services. It also includes a compendium of existing ITU texts of relevance to the amateur and amateur-satellite services. This Handbook is intended to present, in one document, information about the amateur services for administrations and amateur radio organizations. (Correction: available in English only).
Land Mobile (including Wireless Access) - Volume 5: Deployment of Broadband Wireless Access Systems
The overall purpose of the Handbook is to assist in the decision-making process involving planning, engineering and deployment of wireless-based land mobile systems, especially in developing countries. It also provides information that will assist in training engineers and planners in the regulating, planning, engineering and deployment aspects of these systems.
IMT-2000: Special Edition
Conclusions of the Extraordinary Meeting of Study Group 11 on High-Definition Television
Subjective Assessment Methodology in Television
Technical Specifications of ITU-R Teletext Systems
Teletext systems provide the means to supplement an analogue television broadcast with digitally coded data signals carried in the vertical interval. The data signals can be displayed on the viewers receiver as printed text or diagrams, or possibly more elaborate multimedia. This Handbook currently in use worldwide as defined in ITU-R Recommendations. They are described in four Sections in a similar way, so that readers can understand the differences and similarities.
LF/MF system design
Digital Television Signals: Coding and Interfacing within Studios
HF Broadcasting System Design
This Handbook provides practical and illustrative guidance (even to radio engineers not having been previously exposed to the specific task of HF broadcasting service planning). Considerable effort has been made to meet the expectations of HF broadcasting engineers from the developing world. This publication includes relevant texts from existing ITU-R Recommendations as well as advanced material.
DTTB Handbook - Digital terrestrial television broadcasting in the VHF/UHF bands
Television Systems Used around the World
Use of Radio Spectrum for Meteorology: Weather, Water and Climate Monitoring and Prediction
Selection and Use of Precise Frequency and Time Systems
Space Research Communications
Satellite Time and Frequency Transfer and Dissemination
Earth Exploration-Satellite Service
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