SGRE  Vol.3 No.2 , May 2012
A Novel Device for Real-Time Monitoring of High Frequency Phenomena in CENELEC PLC Band
ABSTRACT
This paper proposes the design and development of a novel, portable and low-cost intelligent electronic device (IED) for real-time monitoring of high frequency phenomena in CENELEC PLC band. A high speed floating-point digital signal processor (DSP) along with 4 MSPS analog-to-digital converter (ADC) is used to develop the intelligent electronic device. An optimized algorithm to process the analog signal in real-time and to extract the meaningful result using signal processing techniques has been implemented on the device. A laboratory environment has setup with all the necessary equipment including the development of the load model to evaluate the performance of the IED. Smart meter and concentrator is also connected to the low voltage (LV) network to monitor the PLC communication using the IED. The device has been tested in the laboratory and it has produced very promising results for time domain as well as frequency domain analysis. Those results imply that the IED is fully capable of monitoring high frequency disturbances in CENELEC PLC band.

Cite this paper
B. Siddiqui, P. Pakonen and P. Verho, "A Novel Device for Real-Time Monitoring of High Frequency Phenomena in CENELEC PLC Band," Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2012, pp. 152-157. doi: 10.4236/sgre.2012.32022.
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