The Influence of Spread-Spectrum Modulation on the G3-PLC Performance

Waseem El Sayed, Hermes Loschi, Muhammad Ammar Wibisono, Niek Moonerr, Piotr Lezynski, Robert Smolenski

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The smart grid is a fertile ground for conducted Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) between the power and the communication circuits. This paper shows the detrimental effect of spreading the switching spectrum (Spread-Spectrum modulation) on the performance of G3-PLC, which is counterintuitive to be a mitigation technique. An experimental setup is built to emulate an in-situ coupling situation between both circuits. Finally, tests are performed with different operating scenarios, and the results are discussed in the Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) framework.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (APEMC)
ISBN (Electronic)9781728176215
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2021
Event2021 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, APEMC 2021 - Merusaka Nusa, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 27 Sept 202130 Sept 2021


Conference2021 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, APEMC 2021
Abbreviated titleAPEMC
CityNusa Dua, Bali
Internet address


  • Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
  • Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)
  • Power Line Communication (PLC)
  • Spread Spectrum (SS)
  • 22/3 OA procedure

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