Power Line Communications

Power Line Communications

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Power line-based communications networks: research, standards, applications, economics, and more. * The state-of-the-art in power line communications: high-speed Internet access and beyond * Maximizing data rates and minimizing electromagnetic compatibility problems * Up-to-the-minute coverage of economic and regulatory issues * For system evaluators, planners, designers, and technical implementers Power line communications (PLC) represents an exceptionally promising alternative for high-speed Internet access and data networking. Until now, however, little credible information has been available concerning R&D in the field. In Power Line Communications, leading researcher Klaus Dostert reviews significant technical progress toward high-speed information access over power lines at data rates of multiple Mbps. He explains how PLC can be integrated into existing telecommunications networks and reviews the economic and regulatory issues associated with deployment - including new opportunities in an era of utility deregulation. Coverage includes: * PLC in context: historical roots, limitations, and potential * Existing power networks and their characteristics * PLC networking based on Europe's CENELEC EN 50065 standard * Applications beyond Internet access: from home/building automation to digital audio and video from the wall-socket * Technical options for maximizing data rates * Solving electromagnetic compatibility problems * Promising transmission and access methods * The state-of-the-art in device and system development * A realistic assessment of the future of power line communications * An extensive bibliography, structured by issue Whatever your role in evaluating, designing, or implementing PLC networks, Power Line Communications offers the first single source for authoritative information on the state of the art.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 170.18 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 635.03g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0130293423
  • 9780130293428
  • 1,996,655

About Klaus Dostert

KLAUS DOSTERT has, since 1992, been full professor on the faculty of electrical engineering and information technology at the University of Karlsruhe in Germany, where he leads a PLC research group of eight scientists. His work has led to more than 50 scientific publications and 10 patents in the field of PLC. Dostert was keynote speaker at the International Symposium on Power Line Communications and its Applications and has initiated and chaired numerous PLC seminars and workshops. He holds a doctoral degree from the University of Kaiserslautern and is a senior member of the Computer Society of the IEEE.show more

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Power line-based communications networks: research, standards, applications, economics, and more. The state-of-the-art in power line communications: high-speed Internet access and beyondMaximizing data rates and minimizing electromagnetic compatibility problemsUp-to-the-minute coverage of economic and regulatory issuesFor system evaluators, planners, designers, and technical implementers Power line communications (PLC) represents an exceptionally promising alternative for high-speed Internet access and data networking. Until now, however, little credible information has been available concerning R&D in the field. In Power Line Communications, leading researcher Klaus Dostert reviews significant technical progress toward high-speed information access over power lines at data rates of multiple Mbps. He explains how PLC can be integrated into existing telecommunications networks and reviews the economic and regulatory issues associated with deployment - including new opportunities in an era of utility deregulation. Coverage includes: PLC in context: historical roots, limitations, and potentialExisting power networks and their characteristicsPLC networking based on Europe's CENELEC EN 50065 standardApplications beyond Internet access: from home/building automation to digital audio and video from the wall-socketTechnical options for maximizing data ratesSolving electromagnetic compatibility problemsPromising transmission and access methods The state-of-the-art in device and system development A realistic assessment of the future of power line communicationsAn extensive bibliography, structured by issue Whatever your role in evaluating, designing, or implementing PLC networks, Power Line Communications offers the first single source for authoritative information on the state of the art.show more

Table of contents

1. Introduction. 2. The Electric Power Supply System and Its Properties. Topological and Electrical Structures. 3. Historical Development of Data Communication over Powerlines. Possibilities and Limits of Classical Usage Types. 4. New Usage Possibilities of the Low-Voltage Level Based on European Standards. The European CENELEC Standard EN 50065 for the Frequency Range Below the Long-Wave Broadcast Band. 5. Innovation Potential from Deregulation. Deregulation of the Telecommunication Markets. Fast Data Transmission over Building Installations (Last Meter Solutions) the HomePlug Powerline Alliance. Telecommunication Access over the Low-Voltage Grid (Last-Mile Solutions). Energy Market Deregulation (Free Electricity Trade). Bandwidth Requirements and Frequency Allocation. Channel Characteristics, Coupling and Measuring Techniques at High Frequencies for PLC. The Powerline Channel Model. The High-Frequency Interference Scenario. Access Impedance. Estimating the Powerline Channel Capacity. Electromagnetic Compatibility: Problems and Solutions. Measures of Network Conditioning Analysis of Feasibility and Efficiency. 6. Appropriate Modulation Schemes for PLC and Communication System Concepts. Introduction. Single-Carrier Modulation and CDMA. PLC Signal Characteristics and Level-Limit Measurements. OFDM A Multicarrier Scheme for High-Speed PLC. OFDM Signal Synthesis, Carrier Modulation and Demodulation. OFDM for High-Speed PLC Summary. 7. Conclusions and Further Work. 8. Reading List and Bibliography by Topics. Carrier-Frequency Modulation in High-Voltage Lines. Ripple Carrier Signaling. Standards and Regulation Issues. Spread-Spectrum Techniques. Fundamentals of Communications, Systems Theory, and RF Technology. PLC-Related Electronic Circuit Design, Application Notes. Communication over the Electric Power Distribution Grid.show more