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
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2013 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 9 Jun 201313 Jun 2013

Publication series

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

Conference

Conference2013 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2013
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period9/06/1313/06/13

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