Title

Performance evaluation of a narrowband power line communication for smart grid with noise reduction technique

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-2011

Publication Title

IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics

Volume

57

First page number:

1598

Last page number:

1606

Abstract

Performance of the narrowband power line communication (PLC) is significantly degraded by the impulsive noise with very large amplitudes and short durations. In practical applications, the simple memoryless nonlinearity techniques (Clipping, Blanking, and Clipping/Blanking) are often used in order to mitigate the effect of the impulsive noise. In this paper, we propose an optimal Clipping/Blanking technique for impulsive noise reduction in narrowband (9-490 kHz) PLC system. This optimal technique is based on the minimum bit error rate (BER) search. To this end, we have derived the transfer function of a typical low voltage (LV) PLC network using the common bottom-up approach and scattering matrix method. Our simulation results, in terms of BER versus signal to noise ratio (SNR), show that the proposed technique slightly improves the BER performance of the narrowband PLC system for smart grid applications and two-way communication between smart meters and utilities.

Disciplines

Electrical and Computer Engineering | Engineering | Signal Processing | Systems and Communications

Language

English

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Identifier

DOI: 10.1109/TCE.2011.6131131

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