700.602 (16W) Power Line Communications

Wintersemester 2016/17

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03.10.2016 18:00 - 19:30 , L4.1.01
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Overview

Lecturer
Course title german
Power Line Communications
Type
Lecture - Course (continuous assessment course )
Hours per Week
2.0
ECTS-credits
4.0
Registrations
2 (30 max.)
Organisational Unit
Language of Instruction
English
Course begins on (set in LVOnline)
01.10.2016
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Remarks (english)
NES

Course Information

Learning Outcome

Knowledge of PLC applications, standards, challenges and solutions for reliable communications over power line. Main differences w.r.t. wireless communication systems.

Learning Outcome

Knowledge of PLC applications, standards, challenges and solutions for reliable communications over power line. Main differences w.r.t. wireless communication systems.

Methodology

Lectures and some simulation exercise using Matlab.

Course overview

This class deals with Power Line Communication (PLC) systems, systems that convey information through the power delivery infrastructure. It covers the application scenarios of PLC (such as in-home, in-vehicle, and smart grids), channel characterization and modeling, PLC physical layer techniques, signal processing techniques in the context of PLC and the main aspects of the MAC layer. In more detail, the important topics of statistical channel and noise modeling will be illustrated. Similarities and differences with the wireless channel behavior and modeling will be discussed. The main challenges of physical layer design for both narrow-band (NB-PLC) and broad-band PLC (BB-PLC) to encompass the presence of channel attenuation and frequency selectivity, interference, and various noise sources will be addressed. In particular, focus will be given to single carrier modulation approaches, filter bank modulation approaches (as OFDM, DWMT, FMT) and ultra wide band techniques. The pros and cons of different transmission techniques will be analyzed and specific aspects that make PLC different from wireless communications will be emphasized. Some aspects related to the MAC protocols and signal processing for cooperative systems (as relaying) to enhance coverage and capacity will be presented. Finally, an overview of the main standards will be offered covering both NB-PLC and broad-band BB-PLC and explaining their intended use in different application scenarios.

Literature

Power Line Communications, Theory and Applications for Narrowband and Broadband Communications over Power Line, L. Lampe, E. Ferreira, J. Newbury, T. Swart, (ed.s), John Wiley & Sons. ISSN: 978-0-470-74030-9. Best Readings in Power Line Communications, IEEE Communications Society, online: http://www.comsoc.org/best-readings/powerline-communications Tutorial on Power Line Communications, A. M. Tonello (the material will be given to students).

Link to further information

http://www.andreatonello.com/

Exam information

Exam mode

Written (questions related to the each main topic). No exercises. 1.5 hours followed by an oral discussion of the written exam (15 min).

Grading scheme

Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Degree programmes

  • Masterstudium Information and Communications Engineering (ICE) (SKZ: 488, Version: 15W.1)
    • Fach: Networks and Communications: Advanced (NC) (Compulsory elective)
      • Wahl aus dem LV-Katalog (siehe Anhang 2) ( 0.0h VO, VK / 30.0 ECTS)
        • 700.602 Power Line Communications (2.0h VC / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Information and Communications Engineering (ICE) (SKZ: 488, Version: 15W.1)
    • Fach: Information and Communications Engineering: Supplements (NC, ASR) (Compulsory elective)
      • Wahl aus dem LV-Katalog (Anhang 4) ( 0.0h VK, VO, KU / 14.0 ECTS)
        • 700.602 Power Line Communications (2.0h VC / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Information and Communications Engineering (ICE) (SKZ: 488, Version: 15W.1)
    • Fach: Technical Complements (NC, ASR) (Compulsory elective)
      • Wahl aus dem LV-Katalog (Anhang 5) ( 0.0h VK, VO, KU / 12.0 ECTS)
        • 700.602 Power Line Communications (2.0h VC / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Information and Communications Engineering (ICE) (SKZ: 488, Version: 15W.1)
    • Fach: Information and Communications Engineering: Supplements (NC, ASR) (Compulsory elective)
      • Wahl aus dem LV-Katalog (Anhang 4) ( 0.0h VK, VO, KU / 14.0 ECTS)
        • 700.602 Power Line Communications (2.0h VC / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Information and Communications Engineering (ICE) (SKZ: 488, Version: 15W.1)
    • Fach: Technical Complements (NC, ASR) (Compulsory elective)
      • Wahl aus dem LV-Katalog (Anhang 5) ( 0.0h VK, VO, KU / 12.0 ECTS)
        • 700.602 Power Line Communications (2.0h VC / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Information and Communications Engineering (ICE) (SKZ: 488, Version: 15W.1)
    • Fach: Networks and Communications (WI) (Compulsory elective)
      • Wahl aus dem LV-Katalog (siehe Anhang 2) ( 0.0h VO, VK / 30.0 ECTS)
        • 700.602 Power Line Communications (2.0h VC / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Master's degree programme Information Technology (SKZ: 489, Version: 06W.3)
    • Fach: Technischer Schwerpunkt (Embedded Communications and Signal Processing) (Compulsory subject)
      • 1.1-1.3 Vorlesung mit Kurs oder Vorlesung mit Seminar ( 6.0h VK/VS / 12.0 ECTS)
        • 700.602 Power Line Communications (2.0h VC / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Master's degree programme Information Technology (SKZ: 489, Version: 06W.3)
    • Fach: Additional Technical Module II (Compulsory subject)
      • 3.1-3.3 Lecture with Exercises or Lecture with Seminar ( 6.0h VK/VS / 12.0 ECTS)
        • 700.602 Power Line Communications (2.0h VC / 4.0 ECTS)

Equivalent courses for counting the exam attempts

Wintersemester 2019/20
  • 700.602 VC Power Line Communications (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2018/19
  • 700.602 VC Power Line Communications (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2017/18
  • 700.602 VC Power Line Communications (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)