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An Alternative Approach in Power Line Communication Channel Modelling

By Fulatsa Zwane and Thomas Joachim Odhiambo Afullo
Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 47, 85-93, 2014


In this paper, we present the measurement methodology and results for a low voltage Power line Communications (PLC) network under different configurations. Based on the measurements, a correlation of the channel transfer characteristics to the network topology is established and a deterministic model based on two-wire transmission line theory for transverse electromagnetic (TEM) wave propagation is proposed. The channel frequency response in frequency range of 1-30 MHz is determined, where the model results agree well with the measurements.


Fulatsa Zwane and Thomas Joachim Odhiambo Afullo, "An Alternative Approach in Power Line Communication Channel Modelling," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 47, 85-93, 2014.


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