Queuing and Routing in a Hierarchical Powerline Communication System
Ref: HURRAY-TR-050901 Publication Date: 19, Sep, 2005
Queuing and Routing in a Hierarchical Powerline Communication SystemRef: HURRAY-TR-050901 Publication Date: 19, Sep, 2005
Although power-line communication (PLC) is not a new technology, its use to support data communication with timing requirements is still the focus of ongoing research. A new infrastructure intended for communication using power lines from a central location to dispersed nodes using inexpensive devices was presented recently. This new infrastructure uses a two-level hierarchical power-line system, together with an IP-based network. Due to the master-slave behaviour of the PLC medium access, together with the inherent dynamic topology of power-line networks, a mechanism to provide end-to-end communication through the two levels of the power-line system must be provided. In this paper we introduce the architecture of the PLC protocol layer that is being implemented for this end.
10th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA'05), IEEE, 2, pp 8-66.