Measuring link characteristics of power line communication systems

Wei Xian Lee, Li Ping Tung, Yao-Hua Ho, Ling-Jyh Chen

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Abstract

Knowing link characteristics of a network connection is essential for the efficient design, management, and usage of a network. In view of the proliferation of power line communication systems, in this work, we propose a novel measurement approach, called PLC-Probe, to concurrently measure link capacity and available bandwidth of PLC links. PLC-Probe uses 'train-chirps' to probe the network, and it combines the strengths of the packet train and packet chirp approaches for estimation of link characteristics. Using testbed experiment, we evaluate the proposed approach and show that PLC-Probe is accurate, stable, and robust against cross traffic. Moreover, PLC-Probe is simple, effective, and applicable to other multi-rated PLC-like networks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2013
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages4321-4325
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781467331227
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1
Event2013 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2013 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 2013 Jun 92013 Jun 13

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)1550-3607

Other

Other2013 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2013
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period13/6/913/6/13

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Programmable logic controllers
Communication systems
Telecommunication links
Testbeds
Bandwidth
Experiments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Lee, W. X., Tung, L. P., Ho, Y-H., & Chen, L-J. (2013). Measuring link characteristics of power line communication systems. In 2013 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2013 (pp. 4321-4325). [6655244] (IEEE International Conference on Communications). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICC.2013.6655244

Measuring link characteristics of power line communication systems. / Lee, Wei Xian; Tung, Li Ping; Ho, Yao-Hua; Chen, Ling-Jyh.

2013 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2013. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2013. p. 4321-4325 6655244 (IEEE International Conference on Communications).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Lee, WX, Tung, LP, Ho, Y-H & Chen, L-J 2013, Measuring link characteristics of power line communication systems. in 2013 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2013., 6655244, IEEE International Conference on Communications, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 4321-4325, 2013 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2013, Budapest, Hungary, 13/6/9. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICC.2013.6655244
Lee WX, Tung LP, Ho Y-H, Chen L-J. Measuring link characteristics of power line communication systems. In 2013 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2013. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2013. p. 4321-4325. 6655244. (IEEE International Conference on Communications). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICC.2013.6655244
Lee, Wei Xian ; Tung, Li Ping ; Ho, Yao-Hua ; Chen, Ling-Jyh. / Measuring link characteristics of power line communication systems. 2013 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2013. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2013. pp. 4321-4325 (IEEE International Conference on Communications).
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