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A new methodology for network scale simulation of emerging power line communication standards

Robson, Stephen ORCID:, Haddad, Abderrahmane ORCID: and Griffiths, Huw 2016. A new methodology for network scale simulation of emerging power line communication standards. IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery 33 (3) , pp. 1025-1034. 10.1109/TPWRD.2016.2595639

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This paper presents the development of a new methodology for the simulation of Power Line Communication (PLC) within the popular Electromagnetic Transients Programme-Alternative Transients Programme (EMTP-ATP). As a first application, the comparative performance of the emerging Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) based Prime and G3-PLC narrowband standards is investigated. Models of both standards have been created within the EMTP-ATP and simulations performed using frequency dependent line models and realistic transformer models as terminations. It is observed that both standards are severely affected by the highly frequency selective nature of the MV power line channel and a more considered choice of OFDM parameters may be necessary for optimal performance on MV networks.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Uncontrolled Keywords: OFDM, Standards, Modulation, Impedance, Transmitters, Receivers, Frequency dependence
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISSN: 0885-8977
Funders: EPSRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 7 November 2016
Date of Acceptance: 1 September 2016
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2024 07:19

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