A simple and inexpensive distributed measurement system that uses the common low voltage power line network as a communication medium is presented and discussed. This system is based on a simple low speed FSK PLC modem and its functionalities and ruggedness have been evaluated on a laboratory network in presence of various kind of background noise. A proper Microsoft Windows based user interface has been developed both for the client and the server side of the measurement system to simplify its configuration and use. In addition a PC based virtual instrument for the automatic and in-line measurement of the SNR ratio has been developed to evaluate the minimum value of SNR that must be guaranteed on the client side to assure the proper system efficiency.

A simple distributed measurement system based on power line communications

ADAMO, Francesco;ATTIVISSIMO, Filippo;GIAQUINTO, Nicola;SAVINO, Mario
2002

Abstract

A simple and inexpensive distributed measurement system that uses the common low voltage power line network as a communication medium is presented and discussed. This system is based on a simple low speed FSK PLC modem and its functionalities and ruggedness have been evaluated on a laboratory network in presence of various kind of background noise. A proper Microsoft Windows based user interface has been developed both for the client and the server side of the measurement system to simplify its configuration and use. In addition a PC based virtual instrument for the automatic and in-line measurement of the SNR ratio has been developed to evaluate the minimum value of SNR that must be guaranteed on the client side to assure the proper system efficiency.
12th IMEKO TC 4 International Symposium
953-96093-7-2
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