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Conducted interference immunity characteristics to high-speed power line communication system

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3 Author(s)
Tokuda, Masamitsu ; Grad. Sch. of Frontier Sci., Univ. of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan ; Ohsaki, H. ; Mastuo, T.

In this paper, we measured the immunity characteristics to the conducted interference wave, from the aspect of PHY rate (physical layer data rate) of PLC (Power Line Communication) system, and compared with simulation results by MATLAB/Simulink. When the interference signal is impressed to the OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) signal, the PHY rate decrease rapidly below C/I (Carrier / Interference) = 25dB and become nearly zero around C/I = -35dB, and hence it turns out that the PLC System with OFDM signal has a good narrowband interference immunity characteristic. In addition, it is revealed that the PHY rate of PLC modem can be calculated by MATLAB/Simulink even when the narrowband interference signal is impressed through the power line. Furthermore, we examined the improving effect of the notches for the immunity characteristics to the conducted interference wave. As a result, it is revealed that the PHY rate normalized by the maximum value increases by 15~25% by inserting the notches when impressing the interference signal in the notches and C/I is improved by 10~15dB by inserting the notches.

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Power Line Communications and Its Applications (ISPLC), 2011 IEEE International Symposium on

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3-6 April 2011