Date Added: Jan 2010
Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) applications are proliferating very rapidly to replace short distance tethered communication links between devices, sensors, and computers. Such communication link can also be envisioned between wireless power sensors and the local area controller in a power distribution system. The real-time measurements will be used for immediate local control and also will be relayed to a supervisory controller for central coordination. Any faults will be identified from the measured data and then control commands will be generated by the supervisory controller to shut down appropriate parts of the distribution network and to reroute power along an alternative link.