Development of DBEA Compressed Data Transfer System Over Power Line

Development of DBEA Compressed Data Transfer System Over Power Line

Subhra J. Sarkar Palash K. Kundu Gautam Sarkar 

Department of Electrical Engineering, Jadavpur University, 188, Raja S.C. Mallick Road, Jadavpur, Kolkata-32, India

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4 Januray 2018
10 Januray 2018
31 March 2017
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Data transfer is extremely important in any Data Acquisition System (DAS). Power system operation involves enormous volume of data transfer between field devices (or generating stations) and data centre (or Load Despatch Centre). Data compression is an extremely popular in communication as there is a reduced energy requirement for transferring compressed information. Power line communication is still in operation for data transfer between different substations and Differential Code Shift Keying (DCSK) modulation scheme is extremely popular in the majority of the available power line communication modems. Differential Binary Encoding Algorithm (DBEA) is a low computational approach which can give high compression ratio with repetitive slow varying data array. As majority of available data can be compressed successfully, this work focuses on the development of DBEA compressed data transfer system suitable to transfer data over power line. At the encoding end, a large data array corresponding to different practical data is compressed by DBEA before transferring the string through DCSK. From the superchirp being obtained, compressed string is extracted and is decoded to obtain actual data array at decoding end. As DBEA is implemented and tested successfully at low level microcontrollers, it is possible to extend this work for practical applications.


Differential Binary Encoding Algorithm (DBEA), Differential Code Shift Keying (DCSK), Power Line Carrier Communication (PLCC), Power System Operation, Data Compression, Chirp.

1. Introduction
2. Power System Operation and Practical Data Analysis
3. DBEA Compression Scheme
4. DCSK Communication Scheme for PLCC
5. DCSK based Compressed Data Transfer
6. Results and Analysis

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