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Intelligibility of Analog FM and Updated P25 Radio Systems in the Presence of Fireground Noise: Test Plan and Results

Report ID: 
NTIA Technical Report TR-13-495
May 01, 2013
David J. Atkinson, Andrew A. Catellier

Abstract: This report describes a modified rhyme test (MRT) conducted to characterize the behavior of digital and analog communication in the presence of background noise and moderate RF channel degradation. This is done through the use of reference systems to provide a manufacturer-independent perspective on this issue.

Keywords: intelligibility; Project 25; vocoder; modified rhyme test; noise; analog FM; land mobile radio; LMR; public safety; fire service
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