Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
This paper presents the analysis on communication range and interference range of the IEEE 802.15.4g Smart Utility Networks (SUN). Firstly, error performance analysis corresponding to different propagation environments based on realistic measurement is conducted. Secondly, the effective communication range of SUN devices in these propagation channels are presented and discussed. Thirdly, in the presence of an interfering SUN device, the interference range between the victim and interfering devices are also studied. As a result, the authors have found that the achievable communication range of SUN devices in the GHzorder bands, the higher-UHF bands and the lower-UHF bands are 33m, 65m and 104m respectively.