See FWOAL420: DSL technology (digital subscriber line) provides broadband service over twisted pair copper wires of the existing telephone network. Unfortunately, electromagnetic coupling between twisted pairs in the same bundle leads to (especially in new systems that make use of high frequencies) crosstalk and therefore a degradation in performance, and possibly complete loss of service. Dynamic spectrum management and crosstalk cancellation techniques can partially compensate for this effect. This project will perform a theoretical investigation into how the exploitation of common-mode signals could compensate substantially for the performance reduction and even lead to a significant increase in capacity. Specifically, the main focus of the project will be on transmission channel characteristics, physical line and crosstalk modeling, and the development of theoretical concepts for an improved dynamic spectrum management that makes explicit use of common-mode signals and even common-mode signalization.
Effective start/end date1/01/0731/12/07

    Research areas

  • xDSL, Common Mode signals

    Flemish discipline codes

  • Electrical and electronic engineering

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