Performance Analysis of Two Case Studies for a Power Line Communication Network
Power Line Communication (PLC) is a promising technique for information transmission using existing power lines. The authors analytically model a finite-source PLC network subject to channel failure and evaluate its call-level performance through a queueing theoretic framework. The proposed PLC network model consists of a Base Station (BS), which is located at a transformer station and connected to the backbone communication networks, and a number of subscriber stations that are interconnected with each other and with the BS via the power line transmission medium. An orthogonal frequency division multiplexing based transmission technique is assumed to be used for providing the transmission channels in a frequency spectrum.