Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Power Line Communications
and Its Application,
March 29-31, 2015, Austin, TX USA.
Design Tradeoffs in Joint Powerline and Wireless Transmission
for Smart Grid Communications
Ghadi Sebaali and
Brian L. Evans
Department of Electrical
and Computer Engineering,
Wireless Networking and Communications Group,
The University of Texas at Austin,
Austin, TX 78712 USA
Paper Draft -
Smart Grid Communications Research at UT Austin
Providing reliable smart grid communication from customers to
the local utility faces significant challenges due to noise,
interference, frequency selectivity, path loss and fading.
For transmission over narrowband powerline channels (3-500 kHz)
and unlicensed wireless channels (902-928 MHz), this paper
reviews previous approaches for
Based on these approaches, the paper reviews methods for joint
transmission over the powerline and wireless channels to improve
The key contribution of this paper is to explore design tradeoffs
in communication performance vs. implementation complexity for
- (a) channel modeling and estimation and
- (b) noise/interference modeling and mitigation.
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