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Fifty years of noise modeling and mitigation in power-line communications

Fifty years of noise modeling and mitigation in power-line communications
Fifty years of noise modeling and mitigation in power-line communications
Building on the ubiquity of electric power infrastructure, power line communications (PLC) has been successfully used in diverse application scenarios, including the smart grid and in-home broadband communications systems as well as industrial and home automation. However, the power line channel exhibits deleterious properties, one of which is its hostile noise environment. This article aims for providing a review of noise
modeling and mitigation techniques in PLC. Specifically, a comprehensive review of representative noise models developed over the past fifty years is presented, including both the empirical models based on measurement campaigns and simplified mathematical models. Following this, we provide an extensive survey of the suite of noise mitigation schemes, categorizing them into mitigation at the transmitter as well as parametric and nonparametric techniques employed at the receiver. Furthermore,
since the accuracy of channel estimation in PLC is affected by noise, we review the literature of joint noise mitigation and channel estimation solutions. Finally, a number of directions are outlined for future research on both noise modeling and mitigation in PLC.
Broadband communication, Frequency modulation, Noise measurement, Power-line communications, Smart grids, Tutorials, Wireless communication, background noise, impulsive noise, narrow-band interference, noise modeling and mitigation techniques.
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Bai, Tong
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Zhang, Hongming
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Bai, Tong, Zhang, Hongming, Xu, Chao, Elkashlan, Maged, Nallanathan, Arumugam and Hanzo, Lajos (2020) Fifty years of noise modeling and mitigation in power-line communications. IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials. (doi:10.1109/COMST.2020.3033748).

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Building on the ubiquity of electric power infrastructure, power line communications (PLC) has been successfully used in diverse application scenarios, including the smart grid and in-home broadband communications systems as well as industrial and home automation. However, the power line channel exhibits deleterious properties, one of which is its hostile noise environment. This article aims for providing a review of noise
modeling and mitigation techniques in PLC. Specifically, a comprehensive review of representative noise models developed over the past fifty years is presented, including both the empirical models based on measurement campaigns and simplified mathematical models. Following this, we provide an extensive survey of the suite of noise mitigation schemes, categorizing them into mitigation at the transmitter as well as parametric and nonparametric techniques employed at the receiver. Furthermore,
since the accuracy of channel estimation in PLC is affected by noise, we review the literature of joint noise mitigation and channel estimation solutions. Finally, a number of directions are outlined for future research on both noise modeling and mitigation in PLC.

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Accepted/In Press date: 22 October 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 26 October 2020
Keywords: Broadband communication, Frequency modulation, Noise measurement, Power-line communications, Smart grids, Tutorials, Wireless communication, background noise, impulsive noise, narrow-band interference, noise modeling and mitigation techniques.

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Local EPrints ID: 444861
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/444861
ISSN: 1553-877X
PURE UUID: 03eef001-8fd7-4984-ab17-86031c536e0d
ORCID for Chao Xu: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8423-0342
ORCID for Lajos Hanzo: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2636-5214

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Date deposited: 06 Nov 2020 17:33
Last modified: 28 Apr 2022 02:04

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Author: Tong Bai
Author: Hongming Zhang
Author: Chao Xu ORCID iD
Author: Maged Elkashlan
Author: Arumugam Nallanathan
Author: Lajos Hanzo ORCID iD

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