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Impulsive Noise Characterization in Narrowband Power Line Communication

DESTEC, University of Pisa, Pisa 56122, Italy
School of Electrical Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049, China
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Energies 2018, 11(4), 863;
Received: 8 February 2018 / Revised: 27 March 2018 / Accepted: 2 April 2018 / Published: 8 April 2018
Currently, narrowband Power line communication (PLC) is considered an attractive communication system in smart grid environments for applications such as advanced metering infrastructure (AMI). In this paper, we will present a comprehensive comparison and analysis in time and frequency domain of noise measured in China and Italy. In addition, impulsive noise in these two countries are mainly analyzed and modeled using two probability based models, Middleton Class A (MCA) model and α stable distribution model. The results prove that noise measured in China is rich in impulsive noise, and can be modeled well by α stable distribution model, while noise measured in Italy has less impulsive noise, and can be better modeled by the MCA model. View Full-Text
Keywords: narrowband PLC; impulsive noise; noise modeling narrowband PLC; impulsive noise; noise modeling
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Bai, L.; Tucci, M.; Barmada, S.; Raugi, M.; Zheng, T. Impulsive Noise Characterization in Narrowband Power Line Communication. Energies 2018, 11, 863.

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