Simulation of Achievable Data Rates of Broadband Power Line Communication for Smart Metering
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This paper presents results of such a simulation study. It is based on realistic PLC channel model implementation in Network Simulator 3, our modification and extension of this implementation for our use case scenario. It uses Shannon’s formula to calculate theoretical maximum channel capacity. In particular, it provides channel capacity and achievable distances of broadband PLC (BB-PLC). In this article we also exploit our novel idea of simple performance assessment of broadband PLC communication via simulation. It is supposed to be used to understand, evaluate, and test the grid configuration before deployment.
Keywordssmart gird, smart metering, power line communication, low voltage line, simulation, measurement
Document typePeer reviewed
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SourceApplied Sciences - Basel. 2019, vol. 9, issue 8, p. 1-22.
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