Best Paper Award and Best Student Paper Award ISPLC 2016

I have co-authored two papers that have received the Best Paper Award and the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE International Symposium on Power Line Communications 2016 held in Bottrop, Germany on March 20-23, 2016. No doubts that these awards give me energy and stimulus to keep contributing to research about PLC.

The paper “Characteristics of the PLC Channel: Reciprocity, Symmetry and Port Decoupling for Impedance Matching” by Marco De Piante and Andrea Tonello sheds new light on the understanding of the fundamental characteristics of the PLC broad band channel, the modem design and the achievable performance in the challenging PLC communication media.

The paper “Energy Efficiency Performance of Decode and Forward MIMO Relay PLC Systems” by Wafae Bakkali, Pascal Pagani, Thierry Chonavel, Andrea Tonello shows that energy savings can be obtained by using Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO) relay assisted power line communication networks. The work was carried out during the research visit of Wafae Bakkali (PhD student at Orange Labs – Telecom Bretagne, France) at NES- Klagenfurt University in 2015. The paper results exploit the measurements acquired by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Specialist Task Force 410 to which P. Pagani and A. Tonello  have contributed in the past.

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