A deterministic channel model for multi-access broadband powerline communication

M. Mosalaosi, T. J.O. Afullo

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This paper presents an alternative approach to model the transfer characteristics of power lines for broadband power line communications (PLC). The model is developed by considering the power line to be a two-wire transmission line and the theory of transverse electromagnetic (TEM) wave propagation applied. The characteristic impedance and attenuation constant of the power line are determined through measurements. These parameters are used in model simplification and determination of other model parameters for typical indoor multi-tapped transmission line system. The transfer function of the PLC channel is determined by considering the branching sections as parallel resonant circuits attached to the main line. The model is evaluated through comparison with measured transfer characteristics of known topologies and it is in good agreement with measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceeding of the 2015 12th IEEE AFRICON International Conference
Subtitle of host publicationGreen Innovation for African Renaissance
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479974986
Publication statusPublished - Nov 18 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event12th IEEE AFRICON International Conference, AFRICON 2015 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Duration: Sept 14 2015Sept 17 2015

Publication series

NameIEEE AFRICON Conference
ISSN (Print)2153-0025
ISSN (Electronic)2153-0033


Conference12th IEEE AFRICON International Conference, AFRICON 2015
CityAddis Ababa

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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