Document Type

Thesis

Date of Award

10-31-1993

Degree Name

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering - (M.S.)

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Constantine N. Manikopoulos

Second Advisor

MengChu Zhou

Third Advisor

George Antoniou

Abstract

The power line implementation of the consumer electronic bus (PL CEBUS) is a promising and inexpensive approach for home automation. Since the intro¬duction of the PL CEBUS standards, there has been increasing efforts on evaluating its performance. However, all the works have been performed for unacknowledged networks. This thesis presents the first successful evaluation of the PL CEBUS with acknowledment. Three different cases, namely, 600, 300 and 100 bits packet sizes, have been considered. The evaluation included the simulation of performance parameters such as message and packet delays, message throughput, and channel throughput. Acknowledged network performance has been confirmed to function well in terms of the delays and message throughputs over the practical range of the normalized offered load. For larger load region, the acknowledged PL CEBUS provides a more reliable performance, but at the expense of increased delays and reduced throughputs when compared with the unacknowledged PL CEBUS.

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