Spectrum-Aware and Cognitive Sensor Networks for Smart Grid Applications

Provided by: Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers Topic: Mobility Date Added: May 2012 Format: PDF
Recently, wireless sensor networks have been considered as an opportunity to realize reliable and low-cost remote monitoring systems for smart grid. However, interference due to nonlinear electric power equipment and fading as a result of obstacles in various smart grid environments from generation to end-user sides make realization of reliable and energy-efficient communication a challenging task for WSNs in smart grid. In this paper, Spectrum-aware and Cognitive Sensor Networks (SCSNs) are proposed to overcome spatio-temporally varying spectrum characteristics and harsh environmental conditions for WSN-based smart grid applications.

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