Adaptive error control in wireless sensor networks under harsh smart grid environments

Bilgin B. E., Gungor V. C.

SENSOR REVIEW, vol.32, no.3, pp.203-211, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1108/02602281211233188
  • Journal Name: SENSOR REVIEW
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.203-211
  • Abdullah Gül University Affiliated: No


Purpose - High packet error rates and variable link capacity due to harsh electric power system environments make reliable communication a challenging task for WSN in smart grid. Therefore, to increase network reliability and hence, to improve smart grid system performance, there is an urgent need for reliable communication protocols. The purpose of this paper is to propose an Adaptive Forward Error Correction (AFEC) mechanism for different smart grid environments, including 500 kV outdoor substation and underground transformer vaults, to address these challenges.