Radiation and attenuation of communication signals on power lines

Kikkert, Cornelis Jan, and Reid, Geoffrey (2009) Radiation and attenuation of communication signals on power lines. In: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Information, Communication and Signal Processing, pp. 1-5. From: Seventh International Conference on Information, Communication and Signal Processing ICICS 2009, 8-10 December 2009, Macau, China.

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Abstract

It is desirable to use the same power line for sending communication signals as well as transmitting power. These communication signals can be used to control smart metering, provide network control and even provide Broadband communications over Power Lines (BPL). There is concern about the amount of radiation produced by Power Line Communications (PLC). The authors have developed a Matlab® program for calculating the radiation and resistive attenuation for power lines from PLC signals. Results are presented for Single Wire Earth Return (SWER) lines, for three phase overhead lines using typical conductors mounted on crossarms and for bundled aerial conductors. These results show that depending on the cable and signal frequency, PLC can be achieved without causing a significant interference.

Item ID: 11225
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: PLC; BPL; radiation; power line; resistive loss; smart metering; long wire antenna
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ISBN: 978-1-4244-4657-5
Funders: ERGON
Projects and Grants: SWER Line Communications Project
Date Deposited: 18 May 2010 05:25
FoR Codes: 10 TECHNOLOGY > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100501 Antennas and Propagation @ 50%
09 ENGINEERING > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090607 Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl Renewable Power) @ 50%
SEO Codes: 85 ENERGY > 8506 Energy Storage, Distribution and Supply > 850604 Energy Transmission and Distribution (excl. Hydrogen) @ 100%
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