Electromagnetic compatibility analysis of unstructured mains networks for high-speed data transmission: Part 1

S. Battermann, H. Garbe, F. Silva, M. Pous, V. Beauvois, K. Vantomme, J. Catrysse, J. Newbury, V. Degardin, M. Lienard, P. Degauque, Ian David Flintoft, A. D. Papatsoris, D. W. Welsh, A. C. Marvin

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Different approaches for the characterisation of relevant parameters of the low-voltage mains network, used for high-speed data transmission (BPL, broadband over power line) are described. Part 1 of the paper depicts the disturbance scenario of these BPL devices and the motivation will be given for the development of a new measurement procedure in CISPR for the estimation of the high-frequency characteristics of AC mains network. The improvements of the measurement method is not restricted to BPL applications, but can also be applied to other wire-based telecommunication systems. Part 2 of the paper shows the definitions and comparisons of different symmetry factors. The transfer of the results on the compliance test for BPL devices will be shown.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-153
Number of pages8
JournalIET Science Measurement and Technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2008

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