Communication system for controlling smart appliances using power line communication

Sheroz Khan, Rafiqul Islam, Othman O. Khalifa, Janaluddin Omar, Abubkar Hassan, Ismail Adam

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Abstract

Microcontroller-based master and slave units are designed with serial ports for communication with a computer and a transmission port to couple the signal to modems at both ends. The programming of the microcontrollers at either end for formatting the data bits before they are sent down the power line and the development of software for putting in place the required master and slave protocols is presented. Coupling data signals to power line through interfacing circuits is a challenging task as power line and the communication system operate at two extremes - very low frequency and high power for the power line while communication is working at very high frequency and very low voltage and current levels. Hence, the coupling circuit to be designed must be capable to withstand the high power system side in order to prevent a damage being done to the electronic side of the communication system. At the same time it must be reliable enough to make sure that data bits are transferred on to the power line with high accuracy. The interfacing circuits are designed and tuned to frequency contents making the bits of data. The frequency performance of these coupling circuits is presented, showing the range a power line can be used for communication of such data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2006 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Theory to Applications, ICTTA 2006
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2595-2600
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)0780395212, 9780780395213
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2006
Event2nd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies: From Theory to Applications, ICTTA 2006 - Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
Duration: 24 Apr 200628 Apr 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2006 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies: From Theory to Applications, ICTTA 2006
Volume2

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies: From Theory to Applications, ICTTA 2006
CountrySyrian Arab Republic
CityDamascus
Period24/04/0628/04/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Khan, S., Islam, R., Khalifa, O. O., Omar, J., Hassan, A., & Adam, I. (2006). Communication system for controlling smart appliances using power line communication. In Proceedings - 2006 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies: From Theory to Applications, ICTTA 2006 (pp. 2595-2600). [1684818] (Proceedings - 2006 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies: From Theory to Applications, ICTTA 2006; Vol. 2). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTTA.2006.1684818