Abstract: The communication flow is very high today. Many applications are operating at high speed and a fixed connection is preferred. If the powerline utilities could supply communication over the powerline to the customers it could make a tremendous break through in communications as it is cost effective compared to other systems because it uses an existing infrastructure. Every household would be connected at any time and real time services could be provided. An energy meter is basically a watt-hour and it registers continuously the quantity of electrical energy that is being used by the consumer from time to time. Normally this instrument, in our country, is an electromechanical device with mechanical counters and still being profusely used. The counter reading shows the consumed energy. To find out the monthly energy consumption of clients, the Electricity department in our country has to periodically send human agents to retrieve readings of the meter from the client`s residence or the industry. The human agents do not do this efficiently since the agent does not come on the appointed date and this may vary depending upon the convenience of the agent. With this in view, we are attempting some design changes to such a meter, sending the direct digital energy meter reading though the simulated powerline channel using spread spectrum techniques and analyze the bit error rate at the controlling authorities (Electricity Board).
C.D. Suriyakala and P.E. Sakaranarayanan , 2006. Spread Spectrum Techniques for Powerline Communication. Asian Journal of Information Technology, 5: 1131-1136.