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Communication technologies for smart grid ubiquitous sensor network system

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Published

Publication date2013
Host publicationPower Engineering, Energy and Electrical Drives (POWERENG), 2013 Fourth International Conference on
Place of publicationPiscataway, N.J.
PublisherIEEE
Pages1706-1712
Number of pages7
Original languageEnglish

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Power Engineering, Energy and Electrical Drives
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period13/05/1317/05/13

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Power Engineering, Energy and Electrical Drives
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period13/05/1317/05/13

Abstract

A smart grid combines a set of functionalities that can only be achieved through ubiquitous sensing and communication across the electrical grid. A heterogeneous communication applied through the adaptation of the Ubiquitous Sensor Network (USN) layered structure to Smart Grid has been proposed by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). This paper presents the communications technologies which can be deployed within USN schematic layers for a secure and robust communication, together with a study of their pro's and con's. It also discusses the factors that can affect the selection of communication technologies and suggests possible communications technologies at different USN layers.