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    Construction of a PLC Test Bed for Network and Transport Layer Experiments

    Zarikoff, Brad and Malone, David (2011) Construction of a PLC Test Bed for Network and Transport Layer Experiments. In: 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Power Line Communications and Its Applications (ISPLC). IEEE, pp. 135-140. ISBN 9781424477517

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    With the recent ratification of the IEEE 1901 power line communications (PLC) standard, PLC is at a tipping point and may become ubiquitous as a home networking technology. In an inter-networked home, PLC promises to provide an inexpensive, high throughput, and easy-to-install means of extending connectivity to areas of the home or small office that have poor wireless coverage. It is imperative that the network dynamics of PLC systems be fully understood in advance of any large-scale roll-out. We present this work as a first step in our development of a comprehensive PLC network test bed. It provides the details of our test bed together with some initial experiments and observations. In particular, we are able to confirm the basic operation of our test bed and highlight issues, such as the interaction of TCP and the PLC MAC, which require further investigation.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: The authors wish to acknowledge funding support from the Irish HEA PRTLI Cycle 4 FutureComm ( programme and SFI grant 07/IN.1/I901.
    Keywords: PLC test bed; network layer; power line communications; transport layer;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematics and Statistics
    Item ID: 6300
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    Depositing User: Dr. David Malone
    Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2015 15:58
    Publisher: IEEE
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: Higher Education Authority (HEA), Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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