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A feasibility study of powerline communication technology for digital inclusion in Brazilian Amazon
Author(s): Jorge A. M. de Souza; Marcelino S. da Silva; Carlos R. L. Francês; João C. W. A. Costa; Ádamo Santana; Marcelo E. V. Segatto; Flavio R. Antonio; Gabryella Rodrigues
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Paper Abstract

In the current national scene, many actions point at projects of digital inclusion and citizenship. In this context, providing access technologies as a requisite for the implementation of these actions is primordial. In this way, many innovative experiences have been presented in the past few years. This paper presents a study on the Powerline Communication- PLC technology; as a proposal for a feasible access network for Brazilian Amazon. First, the characteristics of the PLC technology are studied from an implanted indoor prototype at Federal University of Para. The measures used in this prototype serve as input for a created model, from which it is intended to study the system more widely, considering factors such as: scalability, reliability and the physical characteristics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 October 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6390, Broadband Access Communication Technologies, 63900I (2 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.686311
Show Author Affiliations
Jorge A. M. de Souza, Federal Univ. of Para (Brazil)
Marcelino S. da Silva, Federal Univ. of Para (Brazil)
Carlos R. L. Francês, Federal Univ. of Para (Brazil)
João C. W. A. Costa, Federal Univ. of Para (Brazil)
Ádamo Santana, Federal Univ. of Para (Brazil)
Marcelo E. V. Segatto, Federal Univ. of Espírito Santo (Brazil)
Flavio R. Antonio, Eletronorte (Brazil)
Gabryella Rodrigues, Federal Univ. of Para (Brazil)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6390:
Broadband Access Communication Technologies
Raj Jain; Benjamin B. Dingel; Shozo Komaki; Shlomo Ovadia, Editor(s)

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