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An embedded communication method for in-home energy routers with power/signal dual modulation

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posted on 14.02.2022, 15:24 authored by Ruichi WangRuichi Wang, Guipeng Chen, Jinghui Chen, Jiande Wu, Wuhua Li, Shuye Ding, Zhengyu LinZhengyu Lin, Xiangning He
This paper proposes a novel embedded communication strategy for in-home energy routers (IHER). It is based on power/signal dual modulation principle, and applied in the small scaled community energy local area network (E-LAN). The proposed communication strategy multiplexes power converters as data transmitters, and thus highly cooperation and synchronization between power flow and information flow are achieved. Besides, system reliability is enhanced since communication module has practically the same reliability as the power module. A typical IHER’s structure and operation principles are presented, based on which detailed design of embedded communication is proposed. For distributed power management of community E-LAN, both intra-IHER communication and inter-IHERs communication are involved, and their channels are modelled mathematically. IHER interconnection interface converters play a significant role in power exchange between IHERs, and their operation modes are analyzed in detail. Finally, an experimental prototype is built to validate the feasibility of the proposed method.

Funding

National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant 52107197

Jiangsu Governmental Foundation under Grant 20KJB470021

Jiangsu Innovation and Entrepreneurship Talent Program

European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program (898194)

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics

Publisher

IEEE

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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© IEEE

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Acceptance date

09/02/2022

Publication date

2022-02-15

Copyright date

2021

ISSN

2168-6785

eISSN

2168-6785

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Zhengyu Lin. Deposit date: 14 February 2022