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Is resistive coupling feasible for the reception of power-line communications data?

conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by Z Swana, Petrus Janse Van RensburgPetrus Janse Van Rensburg, H Ferreira
Historically, two classes of coupling circuits have been used for power-line communications (PLC), being capacitive couplers and inductive couplers. In this paper, resistive coupling as a radical and novel approach is investigated specifically for the reception of PLC data. The main goal of this new approach, is to reduce costs associated with traditional capacitive and inductive couplers, seeing that resistors are the cheapest electronic components available. Only two resistors are required to implement a voltage-divider setup which reduces the harmful ac power waveform to a safe level, after which (cheaper) low-spec components can be used to filter and process the scaled down,sampled waveform. Simulation results as well as off-line and live experimental results are shown to confirm that the superimposed PLC signal can be extracted successfully with resistive PLC coupling.

History

Start Page

47

End Page

52

Number of Pages

6

Start Date

01/01/2015

Finish Date

01/01/2015

ISBN-13

9781479984138

Location

Austin, Tex.

Publisher

IEEE

Place of Publication

Piscataway, NJ, USA

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

TBA Research Institute; University of Johannesburg; Walter Sisulu University for Technology & Science;

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

IEEE International Symposium on Power Line Communications and Its Applications