This paper presents a methodology for assessing the suitability of various wireless technologies for meeting the communication requirements of Smart Grid applications. It describes an approach for translating application requirements to link traffic characteristics, determining the transmission range or coverage area of a wireless technology, and modeling the link layer to obtain performance measures such as message reliability, delay, and throughput. To illustrate the use of this approach, we analyze the performance of three representative application use cases over an IEEE 802.11 link.
Proceedings Title: IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications
Conference Dates: October 4-6, 2010
Conference Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Pub Type: Conferences
Smart Grid, Wireless, Network Modeling