Subdivided into six major thematic parts, this book provides profound insight into power-line MIMO channel and noise aspects in Part I and Part II respectively. Building on this foundation and taking into account electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) aspects in Part III, Part IV describes MIMO and multi-user strategies in use in currently deployed systems. Part V then looks at advanced options of MIMO and multi-user processing technologies, drawing from a wide variety of research areas such as linear and nonlinear signal processing, space-time-coding, convex optimization, scheduling, and game theory. The book is rounded off by Part VI on case studies and field trials, where the advanced technologies of tomorrow are put into practice today.
Part I Power Line Channel and Noise - Characteristics and Modeling. Introduction to PLC Channel and Noise Characterization. Narrowband Characterization in an Office Environment. Narrowband Measurements in Domestic Access Networks. Broadband In-Home Characterization and Correlation based Modeling. Broadband In-Home Statistics and Stochastic Modeling. Part II Regulations, EMC, and MIMO Capacity. PLC Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations. MIMO PLC EMC Statistical Analysis. MIMO PLC Signal Processing Theory. MIMO PLC Capacity and Throughput Analysis. Part III Current PLC Systems and their Evolution. Current PLC Systems - A Survey. Narrowband Power Line Standards. ITU G.hn - Broadband Home Networking. IEEE 1901 - Broadband over Power Line Networks. HomePlug AV2 - Next Generation Broadband over Power Line. IEEE 1905.1 - Convergent digital home networking. Part IV Advanced PHY and MAC Layer Processing. Smart Beamforming - Improving PLC EMI. Radiation Mitigation for Power Line Communications Using Time Reversal. Linear precoding for multicarrier and multicast PLC. Multiuser MIMO for Power Line Communications. Relaying Protocols for In-Home PLC. Part V Implementations, Case Studies, and Field Trials. Narrowband PLC Channel and Noise Emulation. Cognitive Frequency Exclusion in EN 50561-1:2012. Mitigating PLC Interference on Broadcast Radio. MIMO PLC Hardware Feasibility Study. Index.