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 -

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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 reliability further. The key contribution of this paper is to explore design tradeoffs in communication performance vs. implementation complexity for joint transmission

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