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International Conference on Software Technology and Engineering (ICSTE 2012)

Editor
Jianhong Zhou
Jianhong Zhou
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ISBN:
9780791860151
No. of Pages:
680
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2012

New Zealand’s existing low-cost 11kV SWER (single-wire earth return) systems delivers power to remote and rural areas. The residents in these areas have a need for communication channels and many are outside the GSM network provided by competing Telco’s. To avoid expanding the existing copper wire network or utilising existing radio spectrum for communications, the notion of using the existing SWER network as a low bit rate communications is explored. A hypothetical section of SWER network using realistic transformer and transmission line parameters serving rural New Zealand was modelled and analysed, and a pseudo-communications signal injected into the network. It...

1. Introduction
2. Background and Model
3. Results
4. Conclusions
5. Future Work
References
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