Empirical Identification of Narrowband Interference in Broadband PLC Networks at the Receiver

Steven O. Awino, Thomas J.O. Afuflo, Modisa Mosalaosi, Peter O. Akuon

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Abstract

Broadband power line communication (PLC)has attracted attention by promising very high data rates along with ubiquitous network providing connectivity points in the houses and buildings connected to the grid in the most cost effective way such that no extra costs of installations are incurred. However, since broadband PLC occupies a very limited frequency band, it is forced to coexist with numerous powerful licensed communication systems transmitting in the same band. The interference caused by these systems may complicate or even block data transmission in the power line network channel. In literature, there is a considerable amount of work regarding narrowband interference (NBI)suppression. Most of the proposed methods, which can be classified as NBI avoidance and NBI cancellation techniques, require interference statistics. In this paper, we perform measurements in the frequency band of 1-100 MHz with an aim to identify and evaluate NBI levels above the power line network noise floor by assuming some preliminary information about the possible sources of NBI.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium, PIERS-Toyama 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2160-2164
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9784885523151
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 31 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event2018 Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium, PIERS-Toyama 2018 - Toyama, Japan
Duration: Aug 1 2018Aug 4 2018

Publication series

NameProgress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium
Volume2018-August
ISSN (Print)1559-9450
ISSN (Electronic)1931-7360

Conference

Conference2018 Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium, PIERS-Toyama 2018
CountryJapan
CityToyama
Period8/1/188/4/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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