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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000051973

Software Defined Channel Sounder for Power Line Communications

Alonso, Damián; Gavilán, Jesús; Dostert, Klaus

Most power line channel sounders are based on expensive lab instruments. This work presents an alternative based on software defined radio platforms. These can be later also employed as communication modems, decreasing costs and deployment times. We implemented and evaluated two channel sounding techniques: frequency hopping and sliding correlator. The results suggest that frequency hopping might be a better candidate for power line channels due to the expected low signal-to-noise ratio.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Industrielle Informationstechnik (IIIT)
Publikationstyp Forschungsbericht
Jahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2194-1629
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-519738
KITopen-ID: 1000051973
Verlag KIT, Karlsruhe
Umfang 19 S.
Serie KIT Scientific Working Papers ; 44
Schlagworte Channel Sounding, Software Defined Radio, Power Line Communications, Frequency Hopping, Sliding Correlator
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