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Hybrid Powerline/Wireless Diversity for Smart Grid Communications
Smart Grids refer to evolved power grids that can intelligently monitor and control energy flows in order to improve the efficiency and reliability of power delivery. Adding such intelligence throughout the grid requires ...
Design and Analysis of Multilevel Coded Modulation for Multi-Node Networks
During the last several decades, information theory has made signiﬁcant advances in the analysis of the limits of communication in multi-node networks and the methods that can approach those limits. This dissertation studies ...
Impacts of Physical Layer Impairments on Optical Network Performance
Nowadays, dynamic traffic demands --- including high-definition video streaming requested by mobile devices and large bulks of data transfers taking place between data centers --- continue to increase in volume over time. ...
A Class of Implicit Transmission Techniques for Throughput Enhancement
Throughput enhancing techniques are very valuable to keep up with the fast increasing data rates in communication systems. Implicit transmission is particularly attractive as it can transmit information without physically ...