Powerline Communication System for Controlling Appliances in Ghanaian Homes
Attrams Siaw Prince1, Osei-Owusu Alexander2, Yankey-Antwi Aaron3

1Attrams Siaw Prince, Ghana Technology University Ghana
2Osei-Owusu Alexander, Ghana Technology University Ghana
3Yankey-Antwi Aaron, Ghana Technology University Ghana
Manuscript received on August 20, 2014. | Revised Manuscript received on August 21, 2014. | Manuscript published on August 25, 2014. | PP:1-7 | Volume-2 Issue-10, August 2014. | Retrieval Number: J07950821014/2014©BEIESP

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Abstract: The deployment of PLC systems have evolved rapidly over the years with the advent of soaring research and improvement, huge strides have been attained in this sector. The use of such technology especially in developing countries like Ghana require the design and implementation of basic systems that can form the basis for further improvements and subsequently meet the pace of modern systems and designs. The research is aimed at designing and constructing a power line communications system that will interface with a simple computer system to control the lightning system in a typical Ghanaian home. The system will allow a centralized point for controlling all the lightning systems within the household. This is in an effort to providing easy control of the lightning system in a household. The design and construction of the system is presented, with added interfacing functionalities such as voice recognition, text messaging, keyboard and the use of the internet via a network socket to send appropriate signals to the system’s receiver.
Keywords: PLC (Power Line Communication), FDM (Frequency Division Multiplexing), DTMF (Dual Tone Multi Frequency), Control