Relay transmission protocols for in-door powerline communications networks

Bo Tan, John Thompson

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Abstract

In this paper, relay protocols for one or more relay nodes, employing either Amplify-and-Forward (AF) or Decode-and-Forward (DF) are discussed for frequency selective fading channel environment and coloured background noise in powerline communications (PLC) networks. Also, the performance of beamforming aided multi-relay protocols and bidirectional single relay protocols are analysed. The achievable information rate and the Cumulative Distribution Function (CDF) of achievable information rates for each protocol are obtained through the simulations. The difference among relay protocols are given in the simulation results. The work shows that relay has the potential of resolving the resource scarcity problem for some resource demonding applications in the indoor PLC networks, and helps enlarge the coverage of power grid.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC 2011 Workshops
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Print)9781612849553
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC 2011 Workshops - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 5 Jun 20119 Jun 2011

Conference

Conference2011 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC 2011 Workshops
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period5/06/119/06/11

Keywords

  • Achievable information rate
  • Amplify-and-forward
  • Background noise
  • Cumulative distribution functio
  • Decode-and-forward
  • PLC networks
  • Power grids
  • Power-line communications
  • Relay node
  • Relay transmission
  • Resource scarcity
  • Simulation result

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Tan, B., & Thompson, J. (2011). Relay transmission protocols for in-door powerline communications networks. In 2011 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC 2011 Workshops [5963528] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/iccw.2011.5963528