Noise and channel statistics of indoor power line networks

Celebi H. B., Guzelgoz S., Guzel T., ARSLAN H.

2011 18th International Conference on Telecommunications, ICT 2011, Ayia Napa, Cyprus (Gkry), 8 - 11 May 2011, pp.523-527 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/cts.2011.5898981
  • City: Ayia Napa
  • Country: Cyprus (Gkry)
  • Page Numbers: pp.523-527
  • Keywords: colored noise, Power line communication, RMS delay spread
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Power line communication (PLC) channels may have entirely different physical characteristics. In order to establish reliable communication systems operating in power line networks (PLNs), characteristics of power line channel have to be investigated very carefully. In this paper, noise and multipath characteristics of PLC channels are examined. A unique experimental setup is established for noise measurements and a simulation environment is prepared for multipath analysis for indoor PLNs. Results of the measurements and simulations are presented. Besides the investigation of some specific PLNs, impact of the physical characteristics of different PLC networks on the channel delay spread parameter, namely root-mean-squared (RMS) delay spread, are studied statistically. © 2011 IEEE.