MIMO Capacity of Inhome PLC Links up to 100 MHz

Date Added: Oct 2009
Format: PDF

Inhome Power Line Communications (PLC) is a technology used to deliver telecom services to every corner of a household through already existing electrical wiring. The current technology under achieves the capacity offered by the physical channel. This paper demonstrates that up to 90% enhancement in inhome PLC channel capacity is possible by using Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) technique. The PLC technology delivers information on electrical power lines. Various Space-Time Coding (STC) techniques have been discussed, generally for 3-phase industrial networks.