Date Added: Oct 2009
In this paper a novel approach to simulate a complex network is presented. In powerline communication the communication channel often comprises of complex networks of conductors, which primary purpose is to supply power. Each of the branches in the network can be modeled by a 2 by 2 transmission matrix. The novel approach consists in a method for combining these transmission matrices into a single matrix for the entire network. Since each branch is modelled by its own matrix networks consisting of a mixture of different types of conductors, can readily be modelled by this method into a single matrix. This network matrix can then be used to investigate the channel characteristics by ordinary and efficient matrix methods.