Date Added: Dec 2012
The latest development of Broadband Power Line Communication Network may offer a platform for synchrophasor-sensor network in power distribution networks to establish a smart grid. Random data traffic passing through the slave-station of synchrophasor-sensor network can be viewed as packet entering of a queue. Since the length of queue is limited the packet loss may occur. This negatively affects the queuing system performance. The authors' numerical evaluation shows that for 1,000 random packet arrival, with 14-150 Mbps arrival rate, 100 Mbps service rate, and 64 Mbit buffer capacities, there is average packet loss of 6.75 %. If the buffer capacity is increased to 128 Mbit, then average of packet loss is reduced to 6.69 %.