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Investigation of Deterministic, Statistical and Parametric NB-PLC Channel Modeling Techniques for Advanced Metering Infrastructure

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School of Electrical Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049, China
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School of Computing and Mathematics, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, NSW 2678, Australia
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Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, COMSATS University Isb- Lahore Campus, Punjab 54000, Pakistan
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College of Internet of Things Engineering, Hohai University, Changzhou 213022, China
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Department of Electrical Engineering, Government College University, Lahore 54000, Pakistan
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Department of Electrical Engineering, The Superior College, Lahore 54000, Pakistan
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Department of Electronics and Electrical Systems, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Punjab 54000, Pakistan
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Energies 2020, 13(12), 3098; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13123098
Received: 18 May 2020 / Revised: 2 June 2020 / Accepted: 5 June 2020 / Published: 15 June 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Data-Intensive Computing in Smart Microgrids)
This paper is focused on the channel modeling techniques for implementation of narrowband power line communication (NB-PLC) over medium voltage (MV) network for the purpose of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI). Three different types of models, based on deterministic method, statistical method, and network parameters based method are investigated in detail. Transmission line (TL) theory model is used to express the MV network as a two-port network to examine characteristics of sending and receiving NB-PLC signals. Multipath signal propagation model is used to incorporate the effect of multipath signals to determine the NB-PLC transfer function. A Simulink model is proposed which considers the values of MV network to examine the characteristics of NB-PLC signals. Frequency selectivity is also introduced in the impedances to compare variations and characteristics with constant impedances based MV network. A state-of-the-art mechanism for the modeling of capacitive coupling device, and impedances of low voltage (LV) and MV networks is developed. Moreover, a comparative analysis of TL theory and multipath signal propagation models with the proposed Simulink model is presented to validate the performance and accuracy of proposed model. This research work will pave the way to improve the efficiency of next-generation NB-PLC technologies. View Full-Text
Keywords: AMI; TL; SG; NB-PLC AMI; TL; SG; NB-PLC
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Masood, B.; Khan, M.A.; Baig, S.; Song, G.; Rehman, A.U.; Rehman, S.U.; Asif, R.M.; Rasheed, M.B. Investigation of Deterministic, Statistical and Parametric NB-PLC Channel Modeling Techniques for Advanced Metering Infrastructure. Energies 2020, 13, 3098. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13123098

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Masood B, Khan MA, Baig S, Song G, Rehman AU, Rehman SU, Asif RM, Rasheed MB. Investigation of Deterministic, Statistical and Parametric NB-PLC Channel Modeling Techniques for Advanced Metering Infrastructure. Energies. 2020; 13(12):3098. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13123098

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Masood, Bilal, M. Arif Khan, Sobia Baig, Guobing Song, Ateeq Ur Rehman, Saif Ur Rehman, Rao M. Asif, and Muhammad Babar Rasheed. 2020. "Investigation of Deterministic, Statistical and Parametric NB-PLC Channel Modeling Techniques for Advanced Metering Infrastructure" Energies 13, no. 12: 3098. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13123098

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