Date Added: Nov 2010
Power line as an alternative for data transmission is being explored and also being used to a certain extent. But from the data transfer point of view, power line, as a channel is highly dynamic and hence not quite suitable. To covert the office or home wiring system to a Local Area Network (LAN), adaptive changes are to be made to the existing protocols. In this paper, a slotted transmission scheme is suggested, in which usable timeslots are found out by physically sensing the media. Common usable timeslots for the sender-receiver pair are used for communication.