Comparison of Time-domain Measurement Techniques for Interference Analysis in Power Line Communication

Maarten Appelman, Muhammad Ammar Wibisono*, Wervyan Shalannanda, Niek Moonen, Frank Leferink

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This paper presents the comparisons between time-domain voltage and current measurement techniques for interference analysis in Power Line Communication (PLC) application. Voltage measurement is performed by directly sensing the mains voltage from a speed-controlled water pump using a 1:1000 voltage divider, whilst the current is measured using three types of sensors: current clamp, hall element, and differential probe over a shunt resistor. Voltage and current from these sensors are read with a digital oscilloscope. Impedance and power are calculated as well using post-processing software, in which the results can be analyzed in the frequency domain using a spectrogram to observe the possibility of performing communication. Voltage and current transducers should have transfer functions which are independent of frequency when performing time-domain measurements.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceeding of 2019 The 5th International conference on Wireless and Telematics (ICWT)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-4796-3, 978-1-7281-4795-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-4797-0
Publication statusPublished - 3 Feb 2020
Event5th International conference on Wireless and Telematics, ICWT 2019: Empowering Rural and Remote Areas with Broadband Communication - Sahid Jaya Hotel & Convention, Yogyarkarta, Indonesia
Duration: 25 Jul 201926 Jul 2019
Conference number: 5


Conference5th International conference on Wireless and Telematics, ICWT 2019
Abbreviated titleICWT 2019

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