A4 Conference proceedings

Utilization of Software-Defined Radio in Power Line Communication between Motor and Frequency Converter


Publication Details
Authors: Pinomaa Antti, Baumgartner Hans, Ahola Jero, Kosonen Antti
Publication year: 2010
Language: English
JUFO-Level of this publication:
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication

Abstract
In this paper, a power line data transmission linkbased on Software-Defined Radio (GNU Radio) for motor cablecommunication between an electrical motor and a frequencyconverter is developed and tested. The test environment includesa frequency converter, an electrical motor (2.2 kW), and a 90-meter-long motor power cable. Two differential phase shiftkeying (DPSK) modulations, DBPSK and DQPSK, are used andtheir performance is compared with and without forward errorcorrection (FEC). Experiments prove that GNU Radio withUSRP (Universal Software Radio Peripheral) is a competentplatform to be used as a testing and developing power linecommunication applications.

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