Experimental and Theoretical Analysis of Throughput of MIMO PLC Network


  • Abdelmounim Hmamou ERTTI Laboratory, Moulay Ismail University, BP 509 Boutalamine, Errachidia, Morocco
  • Mohammed El Ghzaoui Faculty of Sciences Dhar El Mahraz-Fes, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fes, B.P. 1796 Fs-Atlas, Morocco
  • Jaouad Foshi ERTTI Laboratory, Moulay Ismail University, BP 509 Boutalamine, Errachidia, Morocco
  • Jamal Mestoui Faculty of Sciences Dhar El Mahraz-Fes, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fes, B.P. 1796 Fs-Atlas, Morocco




data rate, HomePlug 1.0, MIMO PLC network, PLC network, throughput


In this study, we mainly focused on a theoretical analysis of HomePlug 1.0 and an experimental analysis of modem data rates through a section of a PLC network with several configurations. We introduce the utilization of the MIMO technique to increase the throughput over a PLC channel. Besides, we propose a MIMO PLC channel model to evaluate thechannel transfer function of MIMO PLC. We used an equivalent per-unit-length model of the indoor power line network to characterize the three-conductor cable. Based on this mathematical model, we analyzed the throughput of the PLC network with different household appliances. The equivalent circuit of each appliance is also given. The simulation results showed that the throughput is influenced by household appliances connected to the sockets of a MIMO PLC network. Moreover, we also compared the throughput between single and multi-antenna systems. Based on the simulation results, we found that the data rate increased with frequency. In addition, the performance of the MIMO PLC system was almost 90% higher than that of a SISO PLC system in terms of channel capacity.


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How to Cite

Hmamou, A., El Ghzaoui, M., Foshi, J. ., & Mestoui, J. (2022). Experimental and Theoretical Analysis of Throughput of MIMO PLC Network. Journal of Engineering and Technological Sciences, 54(3), 220308. https://doi.org/10.5614/j.eng.technol.sci.2022.54.3.8