A Medium-Voltage Cables Model for Power-Line Communication

Elettron. e delle Telecomun. (DIEET), Univ. di Palermo, Palermo
IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery (Impact Factor: 1.52). 02/2009; DOI: 10.1109/TPWRD.2008.2002664
Source: IEEE Xplore

ABSTRACT The aim of this paper is the development of a theoretical model of medium-voltage (MV) cables in the frequency range of 25-200 kHz, which can be easily implemented in the Simulink environment. Two transmission-line configurations: 1) line-ground and 2) line-line were considered. The model requires the knowledge of the transmission channel parameters in the frequency domain. Thus, a characterization of MV cables in the two transmission-line configurations by means of experimental measurements was performed on commonly used MV cables, RG7H1R, of different sections, 95 mm2 and 185 mm2 with an aluminum core and copper shielded. To validate the model, a comparison between the attenuation constant alpha measured and the one simulated for both configurations under study was carried out.

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