Simulation of a Narrowband Power Line Communications System over Medium Voltage
AbstractNarrowband Power Line Communications (NB-PLCs) are investigated as an alternative option for transferring low rate smart grid (SG) data via Medium Voltage (MV) power lines. In this framework, two variants of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing are examined, namely Filtered-OFDM (F-OFDM) and Wavelet-OFDM (W-OFDM), in an attempt to determine which of them is capable of transmitting low rate SG data to greater distances over non-branched MV power lines. The reach of NB-PLC signals via MV power lines is estimated, taking into account the transfer function of the relevant PLC channels and noise mechanisms as well as the specific features of the two modulation options under consideration. Simulations show that NB-PLC transmission constitutes a technically feasible and economically affordable option for exchanging low rate data with remote SG nodes dispersed over the MV grid. Moreover, simulations show that F-OFDM allows low rate data transmission to considerably greater distances compared to W-OFDM. View Full-Text
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Chiotellis, N.; Cottis, P.G. Simulation of a Narrowband Power Line Communications System over Medium Voltage. Appl. Sci. 2016, 6, 90.
Chiotellis N, Cottis PG. Simulation of a Narrowband Power Line Communications System over Medium Voltage. Applied Sciences. 2016; 6(4):90.Chicago/Turabian Style
Chiotellis, Nikolaos; Cottis, Panayotis G. 2016. "Simulation of a Narrowband Power Line Communications System over Medium Voltage." Appl. Sci. 6, no. 4: 90.
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