A Wavelet Based Method for the Analysis of Impulsive Noise Due to Switch Commutations in Power Line Communication (PLC) Systems
ABSTRACT The aim of this paper is to study the problem of load-time variation in power line communication (PLC) systems and to analyze asynchronous impulsive noise and related channel variations due to switch commutations. A numerical model of the time-varying communication channel is developed by using scattering parameters in the wavelet domain. The proposed method uses the N-port description of the elements that constitute a time-varying PLC system in terms of real matrices with constant elements. This represents a valid alternative to the time domain description usually adopted for analyzing time-varying networks. The comparison with results obtained from other numerical models and with experimental data has confirmed the accuracy and the efficiency of the proposed method.