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Method and Apparatus for Coupling Transceiver to Power Line Carrier

Abstract: 

A method and apparatus for efficiently coupling a transceiver to an AC power line transmission system. The preferred embodiment of the coupling system comprises a line coupling network and first and second filter ports. The first filter port is connected to a resonant circuit having bandpass filtering characteristics adapted to the specific needs of the transmitter portion of the transceiver. The second filter port is isolated from the low impedance of the AC power line and is connected to a high quality factor filter having bandpass filtering characteristics adapted to the specific needs of the receiver portion of the transceiver.

Patent Number: 
4,697,166
Date Of Issue: 
09/29/1987
Inventors: 

Thomas J. Warnagiris;William H. McGinnis