PAPR Reduction in CE-OFDM System for Numerical Transmission via PLC Channel

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Power Line Communications have been the subject of an important research work. At the same time, the growing demand for multimedia communications provides a good prospect for PLC as a promising transmission technique for the “last mile” access network. Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) is a spectrally efficient multicarrier modulation technique for high speed data transmission over multipath fading channels. High Peak-to-Average Power Ratio (PAPR) is a major drawback of OFDM. The high PAR of the OFDM signal has to be considered when setting the range of the digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and dimensioning the line-driver. This paper introduced an improved PAPR reduction scheme using constant envelope modulation. Furthermore, by utilizing continuous phase modulation (CPM) in a CE-OFDM system, the PAPR can be effectively reduced to 0 dB. The paper describes a CE-OFDM based modem for Power Line Communications (PLC) over the low voltage distribution network. Relying on a preliminary characterization of a PLC network, a complete description of the modem is given.
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PLC Network; OFDM Vs CE-OFDM; PAPR; Transmission Over Multipath Fading Channels

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