PLC Communication using OOK/ASK Modulation for Automatic Meter Reading Systems for Smart Metering in Rural Smart Micro-Grids
Keywords:Power Line Communication , Smart Micro-Grid, Smart Metering, Automatic Meter Reading, OOK/ASK and FSK Demodulator and Modulator
Smart Grids are playing an essential role in the modern world. The present research efforts on these smart grids involve the development in the field of Smart Metering. The inexpensiveness, modest and easy to spread out qualities lie in Power Line Communications (PLC) which made them useful in electrical grids. Smart Metering in smart grid uses PLC technology in various architecture of LV grid. This paper proposes a scheme for a Smart Metering network with PLC technology using on-off keying/amplitude-shift keying (OOK/ASK’S) Modulation. PLC with AMR systems used in power delivery system can record illegal electricity usage by detecting system which may be additionally added in the current network. More particularly in rural areas, the PLC with AMR Systems can minimize theft and illegal electricity usage which makes the power distribution authorities revenue earning rise. Fast and Reliable meter reading collection with less error can be achieved with AMR Systems which eliminates the necessity of physically reading the meters. The proposed scheme for Smart Metering has been successfully simulated in MATLAB/Simulink software.
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