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Interference Alignment for Power Line Communications

  • Md. Jahidur Rahman
  • Lutz Lampe
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32903-1_9-2

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Power line communication (PLC) refers to a communication method that reuses existing electrical wiring for data transmission between two communication entities. The technique permits the seamless implementation of a communication system without the need for an additional wiring infrastructure. The broadcast nature of data transmission over power lines creates mutual interference between PLC links that can be mitigated through optimized transmission strategies, such as interference alignment (IA). IA allows interfering users to transmit simultaneously by consolidating the space spanned by the interference at receivers within a small number of signaling dimensions while keeping the desired signals separable from interference so that they can be recovered interference-free.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.San DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringThe University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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