A Smart Meter Firmware Update Strategy Through Network Coding for AMI Network

  • Syed Qaisar JalilEmail author
  • Stephan Chalup
  • Mubashir Husain Rehmani
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 256)


With the introduction of communication infrastructure into the traditional power grids, smart power grids are emerging to meet the future electricity demands. In smart grid, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) is one of the main components that enables bi-directional communication between home area networks and utility providers. In an AMI network, one of the crucial operations is to update the firmware of the smart meters. In this paper, we propose a new forwarding strategy for the firmware updates in AMI network. Our simulation results show that the completion time of the smart meter firmware update process can be reduced significantly by using the proposed new strategy.


Network coding Firmware updates Smart grid Neighbourhood area networks Advanced metering infrastructure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Syed Qaisar Jalil
    • 1
    Email author
  • Stephan Chalup
    • 1
  • Mubashir Husain Rehmani
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of NewcastleCallaghanAustralia
  2. 2.Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT)WaterfordIreland

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