Data Aggregation Point Placement in Energy Harvesting Powered Smart Meter Networks

  • Asif Hassan
  • Lina PuEmail author
  • Yu Luo
  • Guodong Wang
  • Yanxiao ZhaoEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 582)


Wireless smart meter network is a crucial component in the smart grid that collects customer information (e.g., gas, oil, and water consumptions) and links the customers to the utility company. The data aggregation point (DAP) acts as a data center that gathers metering information from surrounding smart meters and relays the data to the utility server. The positions of DAPs significantly affect network efficiency, which has been extensively studied in the literature. However, the DAP placement in energy harvesting powered smart meter network is still an open issue. In this paper, we investigate the DAP placement considering that smart meters harvest energy from surrounding DAPs. The position of DAP not only affects the network performance in terms of throughput but also alters the energy harvesting efficiencies. We conduct simulation evaluations and provide in-depth analysis aiming to shed light on the optimal DAP deployment for energy harvesting driven smart meter networks (SMNs).


Smart meter network DAP placement Energy harvesting 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of CISFlorida International UniversityMiamiUSA
  2. 2.School of CSCEUniversity of Southern MississippiHattiesburgUSA
  3. 3.Department of ECEMississippi State UniversityStarkvilleUSA
  4. 4.Department of CSMassachusetts College of Liberal ArtsNorth AdamsUSA
  5. 5.Department of ECEVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA

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