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P1901.3

Standard for Medium Frequency (less than 12 MHz) Power Line Communications (PLC) with a Hybrid PLC/Radio Frequency Physical Layer (PHY)

This standard specifies Data Link layer for a hybrid Physical Layer (PHY) comprised of the PHY for Power Line Communications (PLC) as defined in the IEEE Std 1901.1-2018 standard and a PHY for Radio Frequency (RF) communication technology based on Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM). This standard is applicable for smart grid, Photovoltaic Energy System, Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) applications, Smart Home/Building and other data distribution applications. This standard defines an interface to the PHY layers and a mechanism to switch data traffic between PLC and RF PHYs. The standard addresses the necessary security requirements that enable the use of this technology for mission critical and security sensitive services and applications.

Sponsor Committee
COM/PLC - Power Line Communications
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Status
Active PAR
PAR Approval
2023-06-05

Working Group Details

Society
IEEE Communications Society
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Sponsor Committee
COM/PLC - Power Line Communications
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Working Group
SGPLC - Standard for Smart Grid Powerline Communication
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IEEE Program Manager
Jennifer Santulli
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Working Group Chair
Oleg Logvinov

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1901.1-2018

IEEE Standard for Medium Frequency (less than 12 MHz) Power Line Communications for Smart Grid Applications

Physical (PHY) and media access control (MAC) layers of the medium frequency band (less than 12 MHz) broadband power line communication technology for smart grid applications (SGPLC) based on orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) are specified in this standard. The necessary security requirements that assure communication privacy and allow use for mission critical and security sensitive services and applications are addressed in this standard. The coexistence with other technologies based on IEEE Std 1901™-2010 also are addressed. The approach that is geared towards achieving an extended communication range with medium speeds in comparison with the existing power line communication technologies operating in similar frequency bands is defined in this standard.

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1901.1.1-2020

IEEE Standard Test Procedures for IEEE Std 1901.1(TM) for Medium Frequency (less than 15 MHz) Power Line Communications for Smart Grid Applications

The interoperability and compliance testing for IEEE 1901.1 products built, in which physical (PHY) and media access control (MAC) layers of the medium frequency band (less than 12 MHz) broadband power line communication technology for smart grid applications (SGPLC) based on orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM), is specified in this standard. The corresponding PLC application scenarios and test environment are introduced, and the PHY/MAC test cases and test scenarios are provided. The procedures for compliance, interoperability, and certification of IEEE Std 1901.1(TM) are specified in this standard.

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