An Analog Filter Bank-based Circuit for Performing the Adaptive Impedance Matching in PLC Systems
Aiming to bring attention to the necessity of dealing with the dynamics of access impedance in electric power systems, this paper introduces an adaptive impedance matching circuit that is based on an analog filter bank approach. In this sense, it describes a prototype that validates the proposed filter bank approach for improving impedance matching. Numerical results obtained with the detailed prototype operating in the frequency band between 2 and 500 MHz show that the proposed analog filter bank approach helps to improve impedance matching in power line communication (PLC) systems. Also, the numerical results show that the dynamics of impedance matching between two or more PLC transceivers is a difficult task to be accomplished because real-time coordination among them is necessary. Overall, it is shown that the proposed analog filter bank approach constitutes an interesting research direction for improving impedance matching between PLC transceivers and electric power systems.
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