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Smart Power Outlets with Cross-Layer Communication
Hiranaka, Yukio; Sato, Yusuke; Taketa, Toshihiro; Miura, Shinichi

This paper appears in: Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT), 2011 13th International Conference on
Issue Date: 13-16 Feb. 2011
On page(s): 1388 - 1393
Location: Gangwon-Do, Korea (South)
ISSN: 1738-9445
Print ISBN: 978-1-4244-8830-8
Smart grid is expected to extend its ability to optimize power usage control intelligently. We made an end system called Smart Power Outlet (SPO), which effectively functions as a control unit in home and factories. SPO estimates power usage of connected electric appliances, determines to approve their power use or not, and selects in-house branch circuit from which approved appliances draw currents. Connecting SPOs, we need standard which has high universality and strong flexibility because they are to be used in multi-vendor environments and to traverse over administration and technical layers. In this paper, we formulated requirements for such cross-layer communication, and propose a practical frame work satisfying the requirements, and show application examples. Also, we show two typical models of power usage control, i.e. request-approval model and broadcast-margin model. Thus, we propose and verify a practical communication frame work to be used as a basis for evolving smart grid.

Document Type:
Technical paper