Coexistence of smart utility networks and WLAN/ZigBee in smart grid

Ruofei Ma, Weixiao Meng, Hsiao Hwa Chen, Yu Ren Huang

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Abstract

IEEE 802.15.4g defines smart metering utility networks (SUNs) to enable system control and information transfer in smart grid. However, sharing operation on unlicensed bands makes most SUN channels to overlap with wireless local area network (WLAN) or ZigBee channels in a heterogeneous communication environment. Thus, coexistence of SUNs and WLANs/ZigBees is a crucial issue, which is the focus of this paper. In particular, we will find a solution to mitigate WLAN and ZigBee interferences on SUNs operating in the same band. Analytical model is applied to evaluate bit error rate (BER) performance of a SUN in different interference scenarios. The simulation shows that frequency offset and separation distance play important roles in coexistence situations. We then use a packet error rate (PER) calculation model to analyze the PER performance in order to determine the minimum separation distances between a SUN receiver and WLAN/ZigBee transmitters. Finally, a coexistence solution based on multiple gateway wireless mesh topology is proposed for SUNs to mitigate WLAN/ZigBee interferences.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2012
Pages211-216
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Event2012 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2012 - Tainan, Taiwan
Duration: 2012 Nov 52012 Nov 8

Publication series

Name2012 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2012

Other

Other2012 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2012
CountryTaiwan
CityTainan
Period12-11-0512-11-08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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