International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, Vol. 8 (2018) No. 6, DOI:10.18517/ijaseit.8.6.2481

Statistical Characterization of Indian Residential Networks for Powerline Communication

shashidhar kasthala, GKD Prasanna Venkatesan, A Amudha


In spite of different power line channel modelling techniques, developed so far, there are still certain dynamic varying parameters (viz. the random load variation and inconsistent electrical wiring) to be studied for an effective and reliable power line communication (PLC) model. Statistical characterization of PLC channel may provide the required background for refinement of these existent models. In this paper, the Indian residential networks are statistically analysed in the frequency range of 1-100 MHz. This also includes the comprehensive analysis of line impedance, stationary noise, channel capacity and average channel gain. The paper also reviews the channel transfer function developed by top-down and bottom-top approaches.  Finally, some additional factors influencing the PLC channel are also discussed.


Average channel gain; Channel capacity; Channel transfer function; Line impedance

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