Investigation of Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing Based Power Line Communication Systems
Hosseinpour, Ali 2015. Investigation of Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing Based Power Line Communication Systems. PhD Thesis University of East London ACE
Power Line Communication (PLC) has the potential to become the preferred technique for providing broadband to homes and offices with the advantage of eliminating the need for new wiring infrastructure and reducing the cost. Power line grids, however, present a hostile channel for data communication, since the fundamental purpose of the power line channel was only the transmission of electric power at 50/60 Hz frequencies. The development of PLC systems for providing broadband applications requires an adequate knowledge of the power line channel characteristics. Various types of noise and multipath effects are some of the limitations for power line channels which need to be considered carefully in designing PLC systems. An effect of an impulsive noise characterized with short durations is identified as one of the major impairment in PLC system. Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) technique is one of the modulation approaches which has been regarded as the modulation technique for PLC systems by most researchers in the field and is used in this research study work. This is because it provides high robustness against impulsive noise and minimizes the effects of multipath. In case of impulsive noise affecting the OFDM system, this effect is spread over multiple subcarriers due to Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) at the receiver. Hence, each of the transmitted communication symbols is only affected by a fraction of the impulsive noise. In order to achieve reliable results for data transmission, a proper power line channel with various noise models must be used in the investigations. In this research study work, a multipath model which has been widely accepted by many researchers in the field and practically proven in the Tanzanian power line system is used as the model for the power line channel.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.15123/PUB.4420|
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|Deposited||17 Sep 2015|
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