Is Broadband over Power-lines dead?

Kikkert, Cornelis J., and Reid, Geoffrey D. (2009) Is Broadband over Power-lines dead? In: Proceedings from the Australasian Telecommunications Networks and Applications Conference 2009. pp. 1-6. From: Australasian Telecommunications Networks and Applications Conference ATNAC 2009, 10 -12 November 2009, Canberra, ACT, Australia.

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Recently there has been a significant amount of publicity about high levels of radiation from power lines using Broadband communications over Power Lines (BPL). Specific interference problems, or experimental measurements are typically cited. For smart grid, smart metering and advanced metering infrastructure applications, low data rate Power Line Communications (PLC) will be required. This paper describes a Matlab® program for calculating the radiation and resistive losses for power lines from BPL and 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, BPL and PLC can be achieved without causing significant interference.

Item ID: 11224
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-1-4244-7322-9
Keywords: PLC; BPL; radiation; power-line; smart grid; smart metering; AMI
Funders: ERGON
Projects and Grants: SWER Line Communications Project
Date Deposited: 18 May 2010 04:37
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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