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Title Power Line Communication-based Heated Glass Temperature Control System
Authors Su-Hyeong Lee ; In-Dong Kim
DOI 10.6113/TKPE/2015.20.2.105
Page pp.105-114
ISSN 1229-2214
Keywords Heated glass; Power line communication; Temperature sensorless control; Digital control
Abstract Heated glasses are widely used to prevent surface condensation and freezing in ship and building windows. This study proposes a heated glass temperature control system composed of power and control circuits to control the temperature of heated glasses. The proposed temperature control system adopts a digital controller instead of a conventional analog controller. Thus, the proposed system has better characteristics, such as precise setup and control of glass temperature, setup and control of output power, and control mode change between ON/OFF and phase controls. The system can also implement multi-functional control algorithms. The control characteristics are not dependent upon external disturbances, such as ambient temperature and electrical noises. Furthermore, the proposed temperature control system utilizes the power line communication (PLC) method to control the number of heated glasses without any extra communication lines. The system proposes a new communication protocol with strong immunity to electrical switching noises. A new sensorless algorithm is used to detect the temperature of the heated glass. This study presents the design guidelines in detail and its effectiveness are confirmed by implementing a 4-kw prototype temperature control system.