An Adaptive Receiver for Power-Line Communications with the Estimation of Instantaneous Noise Power

Yuichi HIRAYAMA  Hiraku OKADA  Takaya YAMAZATO  Masaaki KATAYAMA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E88-A   No.3   pp.755-760
Publication Date: 2005/03/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietfec/e88-a.3.755
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Spread Spectrum Technologies and Applications
non-stationary noise,  noise power estimation,  MAP and adaptive receiver,  

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The noise on power-lines is non-stationary, while the instantaneous noise power in different frequency bands are dependent. Under such noise environments, the instantaneous noise power in a frequency band can be estimated by observing the noise in other frequency bands. In this paper, we propose a receiver structure which uses the estimated instantaneous noise power in the decoding process and show its superiority in BER performance to conventional systems.