On PLC Channel Emulation via Transmission Line Theory

Conference contribution
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Publication Details

Author(s): Gruber F, Lampe L
Editor(s): IEEE
Publication year: 2015
Conference Proceedings Title: Proceedings of 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Power Line Communications and Its Applications (ISPLC)
Pages range: 178-183
ISBN: 978-1-4799-8413-8
Language: English


Abstract

The emulation of power line communication (PLC) channels is an important
tool for the analysis and development of PLC systems. Especially for
the study of PLC networks, the so-called bottom-up channel emulation
using transmission-line theory (TLT) is the proper method. The
underlying assumption of this approach is that the power line
propagation characteristics are known. That is, the per-unit length
(PUL) parameters of the power lines need to be computed. However,
especially for multi-conductor lines this can be theoretically and
computationally challenging. In this paper, we present a compact
overview of the computation of PUL parameters. We briefly discuss the
assumptions associated with different solution methods and develop a
numerical solver applicable to general multi-conductor transmission
lines. Considering a sample set of different cable types, we demonstrate
the effects of simplifying assumptions on the accuracy of computed PUL
parameters and channel frequency responses.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Gruber, Florian
Lehrstuhl für Digitale Übertragung


External institutions with authors

University of British Columbia


How to cite

APA:
Gruber, F., & Lampe, L. (2015). On PLC Channel Emulation via Transmission Line Theory. In IEEE (Eds.), Proceedings of 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Power Line Communications and Its Applications (ISPLC) (pp. 178-183). Austin, TX, US.

MLA:
Gruber, Florian, and Lutz Lampe. "On PLC Channel Emulation via Transmission Line Theory." Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Power Line Communications and Its Applications (ISPLC), Austin, TX Ed. IEEE, 2015. 178-183.

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