Carlos Rodríguez-Morcillo

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The present work analyzes and compartes two of the most popular specifications for data transmission over power line networks: PRIME and G3. A complete and detailed description of the specifications together with simulation results of the performance of both solutions in a power line environment are presented. The simulation model has been built using the(More)
The presented paper addresses the problem of impulsive noise interferences in Power Line Communication (PLC) systems. In order to provide a realistic scenario, a popular narrow band PLC solution has been chosen: PRIME. System's performance is evaluated under different impulsive noise environments. Simulations show how, even when the high-powerful time(More)
This study analyzes the performance of power-line communications for sending open automated demand response (OpenADR) signals. In particular, we study main channel disturbances that can affect end-to-end communications and which have not been previously studied in detail. Our analysis takes into account physical phenomena, such as background and impulsive(More)
Power line communication has recently attracted the attention of energy companies as a useful and natural technology for building the advanced metering infrastructure. In this context, device language message specification/companion specification for energy metering (DLMS/COSEM) is an increasingly popular standardised application protocol for communication(More)
MVB (Multifunction Vehicle Bus), defined in IEC 61375, has been broadly adopted as the communication standard between embedded control systems on-board modern trains. In this work a new method to take advantage of the full bandwidth of the channel using an OFDM technique is described. With this new method it is possible to share the physical medium between(More)
New communication schemes are being developed to be used for Automatic Metering Reading (AMR). For this AMR system, one of the most popular approach is using power lines as a communication medium to inject a narrow band spectrum. PRIME is a new Physical and Data Link layers specification for powerline communication in the last mile released in the last two(More)
This paper analyses the performance impact caused by the selection of a node to act as a switch in a PLC network using PRIME (PoweRline Intelligent Metering Evolution) standard. This performance is measured in terms of application data message roundtrip. Additionally, a decision algorithm is proposed in order to identify the most favorable switch,(More)
This paper proposes a simulation's architecture that allows for the analysis of the performance when using the Power Line Communication's technology. In concrete, it studies the viability of PRIME' standard, to send Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) messages through a low voltage network. In contrast with other studies, physical phenomena-such as background and(More)
In this paper, we test experimentally the hypothesis that the common mode current at any point in an in-house electrical network can be calculated as the linear combination of two types of sources, namely the input differential mode voltages and the input common mode currents. The results show an excellent agreement between theory and measurements, thus(More)