Prof. Brian L. Evans
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Wireless Networking and Communications Group The University of Texas at Austin
In collaboration with PhD students Ms. Jing Lin, Mr. Yousof Mortazavi, Mr. Marcel Nassar, and Mr. Karl Nieman and R&D engineers Mr. Mike Dow (Freescale), Dr. Anand Dabak (TI), Dr. Il Han Kim (TI), and Dr. Khurram Waheed (Freescale)
Friday, December 14, 2012, 1:00pm-2:15pm
ECSS 3.503 - Osborne Conference Room
The University of Texas at Dallas
Slides - SRC Audio with Slides - Software Releases
Notes from IEEE Smart Grid Short Course - Tutorial paper - Video demos of impulsive noise
Note: Accessing the SRC audio with slides requires an SRC account and is best viewed by Internet Explorer.
Smart Grid communication over outdoor power lines is attractive because it uses existing infrastructure. However, it is limited by the strong impulsive noise, esp. from power electronics and wireless signals, within the 3-500 kHz transmission band.
In improving reliability of outdoor powerline communication (PLC), we derive impulsive noise models using field measurements, develop receiver methods to mitigate the noise, and implement those methods in our real-time testbed. One of our impulsive noise models has been adopted by the IEEE 1901.2 PLC standard.
Research is supported by SRC GRC ICSS Task 1836.063 with sponsors Freescale Semiconductor, IBM and Texas Instruments. The PLC project Web site is