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Performance Assessment of G3-PLC for Smart Grid Applications

Product ID:3002002917
Date Published:23-Apr-2014
Sector Name:Power Delivery & Utilization - Distribution & Utilization
Document Type:Technical Results

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This report provides the results of an assessment of the G3-PLC communication technology for utility applications.  Many utilities are interested in powerline communications as a means to reach consumer meters and equipment, particularly in dense urban areas or multi-tenant buildings where radio-based technologies may not perform well.  G3-PLC is a medium speed powerline communication technology that can work in a variety of frequencies in the tens to hundreds of kilohertz.  This results in good propagation characteristics over distance, making it an interesting technology for a range of applications.

This research includes the development and presentation of a reference architecture for a G3-PLC based system, including the network access points, upstream infrastructure, connected devices, and applications.  Laboratory testing was performed on two brands of G3-PLC transceivers, the results of which are presented in this report.

This research is a continuation of other PLC-related research, including an assessment of the Homeplug GreenPhy technology.



2014 Program 161   Information and Communication Technology
  • Performance assessment
  • Powerline communication
  • G3-PLC

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