Wireless telecoms for distribution networks based on wimax

David Laverty*, D. John Morrow, John O'Raw, Peter A. Crossley

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Electrical distribution networks are becoming increasingly complex systems. The addition of embedded generation, sustainable energy projects, demand side participation schemes and smart metering require the system operator to gather an unprecedented level of information in real-time from their network. Current SCADA technologies, such as power-line carrier or slow scan UHF telemetry, have a low throughput (or bandwidth) and would be overwhelmed given the task of providing data service to the volume of devices needing telecoms that are predicted to be installed on the power system in the short to medium term. This paper examines alternative and emerging solutions to providing telecoms access to remote devices, with a focus on IEEE 802.16 "WiMax". WiMax has been gaining momentum over the last few years as a solution in fixed "last mile" environment, providing broadband internet access to rural homes and businesses, as it provides excellent geographic coverage for a reasonable capital investment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication20th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution (CIRED 2009)
Edition550 CP
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2009
Event20th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution, CIRED 2009 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 08 Jun 200911 Jun 2009

Publication series

NameIET Conference Publications
Number550 CP

Conference

Conference20th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution, CIRED 2009
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period08/06/200911/06/2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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  • Student Theses

    Reliable and secure information and communications systems for electrical utilities

    Author: O'Raw, J., Dec 2020

    Supervisor: Laverty, D. (Supervisor) & Morrow, D. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

    Cite this

    Laverty, D., Morrow, D. J., O'Raw, J., & Crossley, P. A. (2009). Wireless telecoms for distribution networks based on wimax. In 20th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution (CIRED 2009) (550 CP ed.). (IET Conference Publications; No. 550 CP). https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2009.1030