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A PLC Channel Model for Home Area Networks

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dc.contributor.author Fang, Xinyu
dc.contributor.author Wang, Ning
dc.contributor.author Gulliver, Thomas Aaron
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-24T20:20:42Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-24T20:20:42Z
dc.date.copyright 2018 en_US
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Fang, X., Wang, N. & Gulliver, T.A. (2018). A PLC Channel Model for Home Area Networks. Energies, 11(12), 3344. https://doi.org/10.3390/en11123344 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.3390/en11123344
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.library.uvic.ca//handle/1828/10546
dc.description.abstract Smart meters (SMs) are key components of the smart grid (SG) which gather electricity usage data from residences and businesses. Home area networks (HANs) are used to support two-way communications between SMs and devices within a building such as appliances. This can be implemented using power line communications (PLCs) via home wiring topologies. In this paper, a bottom-up approach is designed and a HAN-PLC channel model is obtained for a split-phase power system which includes branch circuits, an electric panel with circuit breakers and bars, a secondary transformer and the wiring of neighboring residences. A cell division (CD) method is proposed to construct the channel model. Furthermore, arc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) and ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) circuit breaker models are developed. Several HAN-PLC channels are presented and compared with those obtained using existing models. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported in part by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and by the Open Research Fund of National Mobile Communications Research Laboratory, Southeast University (No. 2015D04). en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Energies en_US
dc.subject smart grid en_US
dc.subject home area network en_US
dc.subject cell division method en_US
dc.subject power line communications en_US
dc.subject channel model en_US
dc.title A PLC Channel Model for Home Area Networks en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Faculty en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Reviewed en_US


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