A Novel Power and Signal Composite Modulation Approach to Powerline Data Communication for SRM in Distributed Power Grids

Dongsheng Yu, Kecheng Li, Shenglong Yu, Hieu Trinh, Pinjia Zhang, Amanullah M.T. Oo, Yihua Hu*

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Powerline communication is one of the key technologies contributing to grid intelligentization and needs to be specially designed for individual converter-based generators and loads. In this article, a novel power and signal composite modulation (PSCM) strategy is proposed for powerline data transmission in switched reluctance motor (SRM)-based distributed power grids. In detail, the signal modulation is realized by tuning the turn-off angle of the SRM to produce voltage ripples on the power transmission line, whereas autoregressive power spectrum density method is innovatively utilized to demodulate useful data from the powerline. Hardware experimentation is conducted in this article, which verifies the effectiveness of the proposed PSCM method.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9361055
Pages (from-to)10436-10446
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sept 2021

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Funding Information:
Manuscript received July 16, 2020; revised October 9, 2020 and December 29, 2020; accepted February 9, 2021. Date of publication February 23, 2021; date of current version June 1, 2021. This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant 51977208. Recommended for publication by Associate Editor Y. Yang. (Corresponding author: Yihua Hu.) Dongsheng Yu, Kecheng Li, and Yihua Hu are with the School of Electrical and Power Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou 221116, China (e-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]).

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  • Autoregressive power spectrum density (AR-PSD)
  • power and signal composite modulation (PSCM)
  • powerline communication (PLC)
  • switched reluctance motor (SRM)

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