Brent L. Bedford; Alakananda Paul; James C. Richards

Abstract: The objectives of this technical study are to define interference risks from operation of BPL systems under field strength limits and associated compliance measurement procedures specified in Part 15 of the Commissions rules, identify interference risk mitigation techniques that may be employed by BPL manufacturers and system operators and, if appropriate, recommend modifications to Part 15 provisions that will reduce the interference risks.

This Report contains two Volumes. Volume I presents the main text and Volume II contains appendixes that provide additional detail and backup information that is fully summarized in Volume I.

Keywords: interference; RF; radio frequency; Broadband over Power Line; BPL; interference risk mitigation

To request a reprint of this report, contact:

Ed Drocella, Chief,
Spectrum Engineering and Analysis Division
Office of Spectrum Management
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
(202) 482-1652

Disclaimer: Certain commercial equipment, components, and software may be identified in this report to specify adequately the technical aspects of the reported results. In no case does such identification imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, nor does it imply that the equipment or software identified is necessarily the best available for the particular application or uses.

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