1st Edition

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

    710 Pages 407 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    710 Pages 407 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    By Lars T. Berger, Andreas Schwager, Pascal Pagani, and Daniel M. Schneider

    Editor Biographies

    Power Line Channel and Noise - Characteristics and Modeling

    Introduction to PLC Channel and Noise Characterization
    By Lars T. Berger, Pascal Pagani, Andreas Schwager, and Piet Janse Van Rensburg

    Narrowband Characterization in an Office Environment
    By Klaus Dostert, Martin Sigle, and Wenqing Liu

    Narrowband Measurements in Domestic Access Networks
    By Weilin Liu, Guangbin Chu, and Jianqi Li

    Broadband In-Home Characterization- and Correlation-Based Modeling
    By Kaywan Afkhamie, Paola Bisaglia, Arun Nayagam, Fabio Osnato, Deniz Rende, Raffaele Riva, and Larry Yonge

    Broadband In-Home Statistics and Stochastic Modeling
    By Andreas Schwager, Pascal Pagani, Daniel M. Schneider, Rehan Hashmat, and Thierry Chonavel

    Regulations, EMC, and MIMO Capacity

    PLC Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations
    By Andreas Schwager and Lars T. Berger

    MIMO PLC EMC Statistical Analysis
    By Andreas Schwager

    MIMO PLC Signal Processing Theory
    By Daniel M. Schneider and Andreas Schwager

    MIMO PLC Capacity and Throughput Analysis
    By Daniel M. Schneider, Pascal Pagani, and Andreas Schwager

    Current PLC Systems and Their Evolution

    Current PLC Systems - A Survey
    By Lars T. Berger, Andreas Schwager, Stefano Galli, Pascal Pagani, Daniel M. Schneider, and Hidayat Lioe

    Narrowband Power Line Standards
    By Stefano Galli, and Jim LeClare

    ITU G.hn - Broadband Home Networking
    By Erez Ben-Tovim

    IEEE 1901 - Broadband over Power Line Networks
    By Arun Nayagam, Purva Rajkotia, Manjunath Krishnam, Markus Rindchen, and Deniz Rende

    HomePlug AV2 - Next Generation Broadband over Power Line
    By Larry Yonge, Jose Abad, Kaywan Afkhamie, Lorenzo Guerrieri, Srinivas Katar, Hidayat Lioe, Pascal Pagani, Raffaele Riva, Daniel M. Schneider, and Andreas Schwager

    IEEE 1905.1 - Convergent Digital Home Networking
    By Etan G. Cohen, Duncan Ho, Bibhu P. Mohanty, and Purva R. Rajkotia

    Advanced PHY and MAC Layer Processing

    Smart Beamforming - Improving PLC EMI
    By Daniel M. Schneider and Andreas Schwager

    Radiation Mitigation for Power Line Communications Using Time Reversal
    By Pascal Pagani, Amilcar Mescco, Michel Ney, and Ahmed Zeddam

    Linear Precoding for Multicarrier and Multicast PLC
    By Jean-Yves Baudais and Matthieu Crussière

    Multiuser MIMO for Power Line Communications
    By Yago Sánchez Quintas, Daniel M. Schneider, and Andreas Schwager

    Relaying Protocols for In-Home PLC
    By Salvatore D’Alessandro and Andrea M. Tonello

    Implementations, Case Studies, and Field Trials

    Narrowband PLC Channel and Noise Emulation
    By Klaus Dostert, Martin Sigle, and Wenqing Liu

    Cognitive Frequency Exclusion in EN 50561-1:2012
    By Andreas Schwager

    Mitigating PLC Interference on Broadcast Radio
    By Yang Lu and Weilin Liu

    MIMO PLC Hardware Feasibility Study
    By Daniel M. Schneider and Andreas Schwager



    Lars T. Berger, Ph.D is founder of BreezeSolve and director of R&D at Kenus Informática. While working for Nortel Networks, and during his stay at Aalborg University financed by Nokia Networks, he focused on MIMO channel modeling, signal processing, and scheduling algorithms for 3G cellular systems. As visiting professor at University Carlos III of Madrid, he extended his work to 4G, as well as wireless LAN and sensor networks. As senior engineer at Design of Systems on Silicon (DS2, now Marvell Semiconductors), he contributed to MIMO and multi-user enabled power line silicon solutions and extended his area of interest to smart grids.

    Andreas Schwager, Ph.D began his career at ANT Bosch Telecom and Grundig, where he developed narrowband PLC functions for satellite headends. Today, he is principal engineer at Sony Deutschland’s European Technology Center. He represents Sony at various standardization committees at IEEE, ITU, CISPR, CENELEC, Homeplug, and ETSI. He is the rapporteur of over ten work items where technical standards and reports are published, the most recent being the three-part ETSI TR 101 562, specifying MIMO PLC field measurements and presenting results of MIMO PLC properties. He has also led several task forces at international standardization bodies.

    Pascal Pagani, Ph.D is associate professor at Telecom Bretagne, member of the Lab-STICC laboratory (UMR CNRS 6285), and member of the IEEE technical committee on PLC. He has worked with France Telecom Orange Labs on UWB propagation channel characterization and modeling, short range wireless system design, and development of in-home wireline communications. He led France Telecom standardization activities in the IEEE 802.15.3c, ITU SG15 G.hn, and HomePlug TWG groups, and participated in the ETSI Specialist Task Force 410 for the experimental assessment of the PLC MIMO transmission channel. His current interests include long-haul radiowave propagation and advanced power line communications.

    Daniel M. Schneider received his Dipl.-Ing degree in electrical engineering (with a focus on signal processing and communications) and his Dr.-Ing degree for his thesis In-Home Power Line Communications using Multiple Input Multiple Output Principles from the University of Stuttgart in 2006 and 2012, respectively. He currently serves as senior engineer at Sony Deutschland’s European Technology Center, where his work is concerned with communications systems and PLC, in particular. He has published multiple papers related to powerline communications and MIMO, invented several international patents, and contributed to the PLC HomePlug AV2 specification and the ETSI MIMO-PLC field measurements campaign.

    "Stefano Galli and Erez Ben-Tovim, two experts I highly respect, contributed to this book regarding Smart Grid applications and ITU-T's work on powerline standardization, both G.hn's powerline mode and the many variants of G.hnem. It's good to see G.hn appearing in technical literature of this sort as G.hn continues to expand out into the market, and becomes the home networking technology of choice over any wire."
    --John Egan, HomeGrid Forum President, HomeGrid Blog, May 22, 2014

    "... acts as a reference document or handbook, drawing expert input from industry and academia so as to provide a pragmatic understanding of the workings of PLC technologies as well as a scientific basis for ongoing R&D activities."
    --ITU Newslog, April 29, 2014