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2013

Computer and Systems Architecture

Patrick Tague

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Self-Organization Of A Mesh Hierarchy For Smart Grid Monitoring In Outage Scenarios, Arjun Athreya, Patrick Tague Jan 2013

Self-Organization Of A Mesh Hierarchy For Smart Grid Monitoring In Outage Scenarios, Arjun Athreya, Patrick Tague

Patrick Tague

Current hierarchical communication infrastructure in the smart grid is not robust for data collection from smart meters during outages. In this work, we propose a self-organizing multi-channel wireless communication framework to aid in data collection for smart grid health monitoring. We propose a two-stage bootstrapping process in which nodes first self-organize into local mesh clusters by flattening the provisioned hierarchy and then interconnect to provide mesh connectivity from the outage region to functioning regions of the grid. We propose to construct this mesh-of-meshes hierarchy using a cross-layer strategy that jointly considers medium access limitations and the asymmetric traffic flow that ...