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    Experiments with Radiated Interference from In-Home Power Line Communication Networks

    Zarikoff, Brad and Malone, David (2012) Experiments with Radiated Interference from In-Home Power Line Communication Networks. In: 2012 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC). IEEE, pp. 3414-3418. ISBN 9781457720529

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    Power line communication (PLC) technology is at a tipping point and may become ubiquitous as a home networking technology. However, there are concerns regarding RF interference between PLC networks and other radio operators. It is imperative that the interference dynamics of PLC systems be fully understood in advance of any large-scale roll-out. In this work, we experiment with two interference scenarios: notch-infilling due to non-linear mixing and mitigation of radiated emissions using RF chokes. In our controlled test bed environment, we measure RF emissions from the power line devices in the 1 MHz to 30 MHz range. Through the results and simulation, we demonstrate that the effect of non-linear devices may be less of a concern than initially thought, and that simple methods can be employed to control local RF interference.

    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/SK/I1216a.
    Keywords: PLC network; RF choke; RF emission measurement; RF interference; power line communication network; radiated interference mitigation;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematics and Statistics
    Item ID: 6305
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    Depositing User: Dr. David Malone
    Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2015 15:57
    Publisher: IEEE
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: Higher Education Authority (HEA)
    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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