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Channel characteristics of cooperative relaying power line communication systems

Ikpehai, A and Rozman, M and Adebisi, B and Rabie, K (2016) Channel characteristics of cooperative relaying power line communication systems. In: 10th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP 2016), 20 July 2016 - 22 July 2016, Prague, Czech Republic.

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Abstract

Power line communication (PLC) technology offers a promising platform for numerous communication applications. The power lines however can significantly attenuate communication signals operating in high frequency band. For this reason, multi-hop PLC systems become desirable. In this paper, we investigates the effect of multi-hop relaying on the power line channel transfer function. Measured results are compared with results obtained from sumulations in Matlab. Results show that the presence of relays between a transmitting and a receiving PLC nodes can intensify the attenuation and frequency selectivity. Measurements show that maximum attenuation increases with number of relays.

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