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Title: A power line data communication interface using spread spectrum technology in home automation

Building automation technology is rapidly developing towards more reliable communication systems, devices that control electronic equipments. These equipment if controlled leads to efficient energy management, and savings on the monthly electricity bill. Power Line communication (PLC) has been one of the dreams of the electronics industry for decades, especially for building automation. It is the purpose of this paper to demonstrate communication methods among electronic control devices through an AC power line carrier within the buildings for more efficient energy control. The paper outlines methods of communication over a powerline, namely the X-10 and CE bus. It also introduces the spread spectrum technology as to increase speed to 100--150 times faster than the X-10 system. The powerline carrier has tremendous applications in the field of building automation. The paper presents an attempt to realize a smart house concept, so called, in which all home electronic devices from a coffee maker to a water heater microwave to chaos robots will be utilized by an intelligent network whenever one wishes to do so. The designed system may be applied very profitably to help in energy management for both customer and utility.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. King Fahd Univ. of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran (Saudi Arabia). Dept. of Electrical Engineering
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
372209
Report Number(s):
CONF-960111--
Journal ID: ITPDE5; ISSN 0885-8977; TRN: IM9641%%286
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery; Journal Volume: 11; Journal Issue: 3; Conference: IEEE Power Engineering Society (PES) Winter meeting, Baltimore, MD (United States), 21-25 Jan 1996; Other Information: PBD: Jul 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; ELECTRIC UTILITIES; LOAD MANAGEMENT; COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS; POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS; AUTOMATION; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; DATA TRANSMISSION