Power line communications research

Power Line Communications (PLC) is a new exciting field of research and development where spectral efficient, reliable communication schemes are realized over existing wires. Application scenarios include in-home (low voltage), outdoor (low, medium and high voltage), and in-vehicle (car, ship, airplane).

In our lab we are devoloping and testing transmission schemes based on Filter Bank Modulation, and Impulsive UWB Modulation.
We are also working on developing channel models and sofware simulators that can help developing and testing new and existing transmisision technologies. We are following both a top-down statistical channel model approach and a bottom-up approach.