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MIMO-OFDM based broadband power line communication with maximum ratio combining

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2 Author(s)
Jeonghwa Yoo ; Department of Information, Communications, and Electronics, The Catholic University of Korea, Bucheon, Republic of Korea ; Sangho Choe

We present a MIMO-OFDM based broadband power line communication (BPLC) with maximum ratio combining. We evaluate the proposed MIMO-OFDM over BPLC channels, with or without cross-talk between antenna paths. The suggested maximum ratio combining (MRC) scheme effectively combines both multiple antenna diversity gain and multipath fading diversity gain over 3-phase (2×2 MIMO, outdoor) or single-phase (SISO, indoor) power line channels. Simulation results prove the performance advantage of the proposed scheme, whether or not cross-talk exists, over existing schemes.

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Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT), 2012 14th International Conference on

Date of Conference:

19-22 Feb. 2012