Performance Testing and Methodology for Evaluation of Power Line Communication

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MLYNEK P., Misurec J., TOMAN P., SILHAVY P., Fujdiak R., SLACIK J., ...More

ELEKTRONIKA IR ELEKTROTECHNIKA, vol.24, no.3, pp.88-95, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5755/j01.eie.24.3.20983
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.88-95
  • Keywords: Broadband communication, Power distribution lines, Smart grids, Simulation, Measurement, NETWORK, SYSTEM, PLC, SIMULATION, CABLES, GRIDS, MODEL
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


The paper describes a unified methodology which takes into account the advantages and disadvantages of different Power Line Communication (PLC) technologies suitable for Smart Metering deployment. The methodology should provide a detailed evaluation of PLC technologies based on a clear definition of the different parameters and their measurement. Based on this methodology, we should be able to provide a comparison of the selected technologies and the methodology should also provide data for the design of a telecommunication infrastructure for Smart Metering/Smart Grids. In this paper and based on this methodology, we also present the performance tests carried out in laboratory environment on low voltage and in on-field conditions on medium voltage.