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The TV Transmission Antenna Group

  The TV Transmission Antenna Group, Inc. was established in 2003 and is dedicated to development of new technologies, design and consulting services to broadcasters and to TV set manufacturers. In 2004, the Metropolitan TV Alliance (MTVA), the umbrella group of New York City broadcasters, awarded the Group a contract to design the master antenna tower atop the Freedom Tower. Beginning in 2009, the major digital TV transmission facilities will serve the New York metropolitan area from the top of the Freedom Tower in lower Manhattan. Dr. Bendov is president of the TV Transmission Antenna group.
 
Biography of O. Bendov, President
Dr. Bendov received his Ph.D. degree from Northwestern University in 1967, the year he joined RCA. In 1986 the RCA Antenna Engineering Center was acquired by Dielectric Communications.  

From 1967 until 2003, at RCA and later at Dielectric as Senior Vice President & Chief Scientist, Dr. Bendov was a major contributor to the invention, analysis and design of a large number of analog and digital antenna installations for TV broadcasting, the most complex being at the World Trade Center in New York City and Mt. Sutro in San Francisco. With Dr. Bendov's guidance, computer-based instrumentation was developed to provide quick and accurate measurement of the transfer function of TV and FM broadcast antennas.
Dr. Bendov was the architect of the TV industry's transition to circularly polarized TV antennas. Circular polarization for television transmission was recognized with an Emmy Technical Achievement Award in 1984. Dr. Bendov holds several patents, and has published many technical papers on television antennas, propagation and interference.  

Dr. Bendov has been an active participant in ACAT's and ATSC's activities related to the transmission and reception of DTV. He is the principal author of fundamental papers on DTV planning factors, coverage and service analysis, interference by adjacent channels, and DTV reception optimization with smart antennas coupled to receivers with tuners which automatically adapt for optimum service for each channel tuned into.  

Dr. Bendov is the author of chapters on Transmitting Antennas in the TV Engineering Handbook and the Encyclopedia for Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He received the M. Siukola Memorial Award for the best paper presented at the IEEE 53rd Annual Broadcast Symposium in 2003.
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