Impulsive noise reduction of a narrowband power line communication using optimal nonlinearity technique

Mehdi Korki, Nasser Hosseinzadeh, Hai L. Vu, Taleb Moazzeni, Chuan Heng Foh

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In this paper, we propose an optimal Clipping/Blanking nonlinearity technique for impulsive noise reduction in narrowband (9 kHz-490 kHz) PLC system. This optimal technique is based on the minimum bit error rate (BER) search. For our simulation, we have derived the transfer function of a typical low voltage (LV) PLC network using the common bottom-up approach and scattering matrix method. Our simulation results, in terms of BER versus signal to noise ratio (SNR), show that the proposed technique improves the BER performance of the narrowband PLC system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAustralasian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference, ATNAC 2011
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781457717109
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventAustralasian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference 2011 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 9 Nov 201111 Nov 2011
Conference number: 21st (Proceedings)


ConferenceAustralasian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference 2011
Abbreviated titleATNAC 2011
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  • Clipping/Blanking
  • impulsive noise
  • noise reduction technique
  • OFDM
  • Power line communication

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