Towards a Communication Network Model Generator for Evaluating Smart Grid Applications
René Dapra, Christof Brandauer, Filip Pröstl Andrén and Thomas Strasser (2016): Towards a Communication Network Model Generator for Evaluating Smart Grid Applications In: Proceedings of the IEEE 21th Conference on Emerging Technologies & Factory Automation (ETFA), 2016
In the past, various communication infrastructures and networks, network technologies and topologies, and protocols have been discussed to intelligently interconnect nodes across electric power distribution networks forming a smart grid.
Similarly, attempts to esteem bandwidth requirements of smart grid applications under different assumptions were made, by applying models such as the queuing theory.
Several simulations were conducted, to study wireline and wireless technologies under heavy load conditions, so to give estimates on how they perform in real smart grid environments.
The present paper aims at presenting a conceptual model allowing for the generation and simulation of characteristic communication networks, as part of the communication infrastructure of electric power distribution grids. Feasible input parameters are discussed and fields, where simulation can be used, are presented.