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Optimal DAU Placement for Smart Distribution Grid Communication Network

  • S. Premkumar
  • M. Susithra
  • V. Saminadan
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Abstract

The reliability and stability of communication systems are crucial for utility centres to deliver power to the consumers in an efficient manner. This chapter investigates optimal placement of Data Aggregation Units (DAUs) in smart distribution grids equipped with smart metres and smart automation devices (SADs). The DAUs are used as relay points to transmit the data from smart metres and SADs to the control centre in a cost-efficient manner. The optimization of DAU placement is done based on the iterative K-means clustering method. This work presents an optimal placement of DAUs in a wireless network, which includes smart metres and SADs that help the utilities communicate within themselves with less delay.

Keywords

Data aggregation unit (DAU) Smart automation device (SAD) Smart grid device (SGD) Worldwide interoperability for microwave access (WiMAX) 

Abbreviations

CBR

Constant bit rate

CC

Control centre

DAU

Data aggregation unit

ertPS

Extended real-time polling service

ETE

End to end

HAN

Home area network

NAN

Neighbourhood area network

nrtPS

Non-real-time polling service

rtPS

Real-time polling service

SAD

Smart automation device

SGD

Smart grid device

UGS

Unsolicited grant service

WAN

Wide area network

WiMAX

Worldwide interoperability for microwave access

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pondicherry Engineering CollegePondicherryIndia

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