Building Automation Networks for Smart Grids

International Journal of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting. 2011;2011 DOI 10.1155/2011/926363

 

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Journal Title: International Journal of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting

ISSN: 1687-7578 (Print); 1687-7586 (Online)

Publisher: Hindawi Limited

LCC Subject Category: Technology: Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering: Telecommunication

Country of publisher: United Kingdom

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

Peizhong Yi (Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL 60616-3793, USA)
Abiodun Iwayemi (Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL 60616-3793, USA)
Chi Zhou (Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL 60616-3793, USA)

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Blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 17 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Smart grid, as an intelligent power generation, distribution, and control system, needs various communication systems to meet its requirements. The ability to communicate seamlessly across multiple networks and domains is an open issue which is yet to be adequately addressed in smart grid architectures. In this paper, we present a framework for end-to-end interoperability in home and building area networks within smart grids. 6LoWPAN and the compact application protocol are utilized to facilitate the use of IPv6 and Zigbee application profiles such as Zigbee smart energy for network and application layer interoperability, respectively. A differential service medium access control scheme enables end-to-end connectivity between 802.15.4 and IP networks while providing quality of service guarantees for Zigbee traffic over Wi-Fi. We also address several issues including interference mitigation, load scheduling, and security and propose solutions to them.