Data Management

Neighborhood-Knowledge Based Routing in PLC

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Executive Summary

One of the challenges of employing Power Line Communication (PLC) in power distribution grids is routing messages using multihop transmission or, in other words, by relaying information through decode and forward packets. In this contribution, the authors show a possible compromise between energy consumption and delivery delay that are performance metrics in trade-off. They take into account that network nodes are static and thus their location is known a priori so as to assist routing by understanding in which direction a message has to be forwarded.

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