Theoretical postulation of PLC channel model

Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. 2009;2(1):129-134


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Journal Title: Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

ISSN: 1844-6035 (Print); 2067-2128 (Online)

Publisher: Editura Universităţii din Oradea

Society/Institution:  University of Oradea, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

LCC Subject Category: Technology: Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering

Country of publisher: Romania

Language of fulltext: English

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Alexandru Ionuţ Chiuţă

Nicoleta Doriana Secăreanu


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Time From Submission to Publication: 16 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

The objective of this document is to supply atheoretical basis for modelling the communicationlinks over powerlines. A comprehensive summary oftransmission properties and the noise scenario onpublic mains supply when used for data transmissionare given.Different PLC models - PLC channel, noise inPLC channel, coupling units, filters and conditioningdevices – will be created and they will be used tosimulate the PLC channel.PLC applications will have to work at veryunusual channels, solely designed for optimalelectrical power transportation, completelydisregarding signal transmission at high frequencies.It is shown that the typical properties aredescribed by transfer functions and noise scenariostypical for access and inhouse networks. The generaltransfer function for different channel types is derivedand, since an emulation system should reproducetypical classes of channels rather than singlemeasurements, the transfer function is concretisedwith reference channels. These are later serving asbasis for development of channel simulators andchannel emulators. Special attention is paid tomodelling of aperiodic impulsive noise since PLCsystems are reacting very sensitive to them and thisclass of noise has been insufficiently considered so far.