Modeling the Transfer Function of the Automotive PLC by Using the S-Parameters

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In the automobile industry, electronics occupies an important place which leads to an increasing number of connections and cables, causing overweight and high cost. Thus, it is necessary to find solutions that can reduce the number of connections and cables in a vehicle. One promising solution is the use of PLC (Power Line Communication) technology which consists in using the electrical power cables for transmitting digital data. In this paper we investigate the modeling of the PLC transfer function of a vehicle under the ADS (Advanced Design System) software by using the S-parameters. We present also a comparative study between the simulation results of the automotive PLC modeled in ADS and the measurements made on a model representing the automotive PLC used in the industry
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Automotive PLC (Power Line Communication); Modeling; Transfer Function; S-Parameters

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