This paper appears in: Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), 2010 First IEEE International Conference on
Issue Date: 4-6 Oct. 2010
On page(s): 356 - 361
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Print ISBN: 978-1-4244-6510-1
This paper presents a methodology for assessing the suitability of various wireless technologies for meeting the communication requirements of Smart Grid applications. It describes an approach for translating application requirements to link traffic characteristics, determining the transmission range or coverage area of a wireless technology, and modeling the link layer to obtain performance measures such as message reliability, delay, and throughput. To illustrate the use of this approach, we analyze the performance of three representative application use cases over an IEEE 802.11 link.