Communications Laboratory Resources
The Communications Laboratory is a technical facility of
the Department of Communications Information Technology and the Arts
A department of the Federal Government of Australia
Loading a telecine machine with film prior to converting moving images to video.
The Laboratory Resources
The Laboratory is located in a specially fitted-out building in Belconnen in the Australian Capital Territory. The facility includes specialised capability for objective and subjective assessment of audio and video communications systems.
- A television studio together with source, recording and processing equipment to enable the production of video test material. Our resources for subjective assessment of video systems comply with the ITU-R Recommendation BT 500 (effectively, an international standard that defines the requirements and procedures for subjective assessment of television video systems);
- An audio listening room that complies with the relevant ITU-R recommendations regarding room dimensions, reverberation time circulating sounds and ambient sound level;
- There is an extensive capability in all forms of audio, video and radio-frequency measurement equipment for broadcasting and radio communications purposes. This includes measurement of frequency, power and RF (Radio Frequency) signal strength;
- A program has been implemented which enables calibration of measurements back to Australian National Standards;
- A mobile laboratory and other mobile test facilities that permit a range of activities including full-scale mobile laboratory measurements, outside broadcast operation or interference and broadcasting station coverage investigation;
- Satellite reception and measurement equipment covering both analog and digital modes up to Ku band (12-14 GHz) with dish apertures to 10 meters.
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