Special Issue "Advances of Power Line Communication (PLC)"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2020).
Interests: signal processing for digital communications, especially in channel modelling and transmission techniques for wireless systems, underwater acoustic communications and power line communications
Power line communication (PLC) yields technology to use the already installed wires for power delivery, also for information transmission. It may be considered as smart or green communication, since allows to establish a new transmission system without additional resources. Since the power network was not deployed to attend to transmission requirements, PLC channels are rather hostile compared to other wired connections, and they exhibit features closer to wireless links than to wired ones (e.g., notable attenuation in short distance, high interference, low privacy, etc.). Despite this fact, PLC technology has provided products with a remarkable performance for different applications both in broadband, such as multimedia home networking, and narrowband, such as control systems for the Internet-of-things (IoT) and Smart Grids.
This Special Issue focuses on recent advances in the analysis, design, and implementation of communication systems over power networks, with an emphasis on physical layer and medium access control layer issues.
Dr. Francisco J. Cañete
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- channel measurement, characterization and modeling
- modulation, coding and signal processing techniques
- detection, synchronization and equalization techniques
- PLC for smart grids and electric vehicles, smart cities and IoT
- alternative PLC systems (in-vehicles, trains, ships, aircrafts, spacecrafts, direct current distribution systems, etc.)
- PLC standardization and regulation technical issues
- emerging PLC-related technologies: for instance the integration and cooperation between Wireless systems and PLC or between visible light communication (VLC) and PLC, etc.