A Power Line Communication Stack for Metering, SCADA and Large-scale Domotic Applications
Ref: HURRAY-TR-050402 Publication Date: 6, Apr, 2005
A Power Line Communication Stack for Metering, SCADA and Large-scale Domotic ApplicationsRef: HURRAY-TR-050402 Publication Date: 6, Apr, 2005
This paper describes the communication stack of the REMPLI system: a structure using power-lines and IP-based networks for communication, for data acquisition and control of energy distribution and consumption. It is furthermore prepared to use alternative communication media like GSM or analog modem connections. The REMPLI system provides communication service for existing applications, namely automated meter reading, energy billing and domotic applications. The communication stack, consisting of physical, network, transport, and application layer is described as well as the communication services provided by the system. We show how the peculiarities of the power-line communication influence the design of the communication stack, by introducing requirements to efficiently use the limited bandwidth, optimize traffic and implement fair use of the communication medium for the extensive communication partners.
9th International Symposium on Power-Line Communications and Its Applications (ISPLC 2005), pp 61-65.