C. J. Kikkert

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In Australia Single Wire Earth Return (SWER) lines are used to provide power for remote rural areas. It is desirable to transmit communication signals on these lines for smart metering, enhanced protection, load control and basic data services. This paper discusses the frequency dependent attenuation of the line due to radiation, ground and line losses. A(More)
Typical satellite receivers for monitoring the low power beacons on communication satellites in order to gather statistics on the effects of rain on satellite communication have analogue circuits in the down conversion and frequency control process that are costly to align. The Authors have designed such a satellite receiver which uses a complex down(More)
Recently there has been a significant amount of publicity about high levels of radiation from power lines using Broadband communications over Power Lines (BPL). Specific interference problems, or experimental measurements are typically cited. For smart grid, smart metering and advanced metering infrastructure applications, low data rate Power Line(More)
It is desirable to use the same power line for sending communication signals as well as transmitting power. These communication signals can be used to control smart metering, provide network control and even provide Broadband communications over Power Lines (BPL). There is concern about the amount of radiation produced by Power Line Communications (PLC).(More)
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