A Heuristic, Self-Adjusting Flow Control Mechanism for Sensor Data in Real-Time Applications

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Abstract

In this paper the authors present an application-layer reporting-rate regulation, or flow control, mechanism that enables reliable sensor data transport over nondeterministic communication networks in latency-critical applications such as protection. This enables the real-time characteristics of a system to be preserved during unfavorable telecommunication network conditions. The proposed is a novel mechanism to adjust the sensor data reporting-rate automatically at the application-layer to ensure data delivery as close to real-time as possible in latency-critical applications; thus mitigating the effect of buffering due to network-level flow control, particularly in the event of primary link failures. A case-study application of island detection by synchrophasor is presented along with a test-bed to prove the proposed mechanism. This uses a Wide Area Network simulator, configured with real bandwidth and latency data collected from a télécoms survey of the case-study area.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM): Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages5
Volume2016-November
ISBN (Electronic)9781509041688
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2016
Event2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2016 - Boston, United States
Duration: 17 Jul 201621 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM): Proceedings
ISSN (Electronic)1944-9933

Conference

Conference2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2016
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period17/07/201621/07/2016

Keywords

  • Flow control
  • Phasor Measurement Unit
  • Real-time
  • Smart-Grid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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