MIMO Power Line Communications: Narrow and Broadband Standards, EMC, and Advanced Processing

1st Edition

Lars Torsten Berger, Andreas Schwager, Pascal Pagani, Daniel Schneider

CRC Press
Published February 18, 2014
Reference - 710 Pages - 407 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466557529 - CAT# K15474
Series: Devices, Circuits, and Systems

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Features

  • Discusses power line MIMO channel and noise characteristics and modeling approaches
  • Considers international PLC standardization and EMC regulations
  • Provides an exhaustive view of current narrow- and broadband PLC standards and specifications
  • Describes MIMO, multi-user, and MAC/PHY layer processing technologies
  • Presents real-world implementations, case studies, and field trials
  • Contains contributions from experts in industry and academia
  • Includes extensive cross-referencing for a flexible reading path

Summary

One of the first publications of its kind in the exciting field of multiple input multiple output (MIMO) power line communications (PLC), MIMO Power Line Communications: Narrow and Broadband Standards, EMC, and Advanced Processing contains contributions from experts in industry and academia, making it practical enough to provide a solid understanding of how PLC technologies work, yet scientific enough to form a base for ongoing R&D activities.

This book is subdivided into five thematic parts. Part I looks at narrow- and broadband channel characterization based on measurements from around the globe. Taking into account current regulations and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), part II describes MIMO signal processing strategies and related capacity and throughput estimates. Current narrow- and broadband PLC standards and specifications are described in the various chapters of part III. Advanced PLC processing options are treated in part IV, drawing from a wide variety of research areas such as beamforming/precoding, time reversal, multi-user processing, and relaying. Lastly, part V contains case studies and field trials, where the advanced technologies of tomorrow are put into practice today.

Suitable as a reference or a handbook, MIMO Power Line Communications: Narrow and Broadband Standards, EMC, and Advanced Processing features self-contained chapters with extensive cross-referencing to allow for a flexible reading path.

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