A smart sensor network localization for electric grids

  • V. Kavitha
  • P. Balamurugan


Smart grid refers to a sophisticated infrastructure that improvises the efficacy, safety and trustworthiness of an electric power grid. This is done alongside seamless integration of renewable and alternative energy sources by making use of sophisticated communication and automated control technologies. In recent times this WSNs technology has been recognized to be a very a promising one and it also enhances the various aspects of that of the electric power systems. Using the WSN in the smart grid is because of its low cost, low power dissipation, good delivery, good generation and utilization and high flexibility, which make them a vital aspect in the electric power system of the next generation of the smart grid. For this work a communication paradigm that is heterogeneous and based on the needs of the smart gird network has been proposed for supporting the smart grid and their applications. The glow swarm optimization protocol has been proposed and implemented as a data aggregation mechanism that has no energy constraints at the base station. This proposed method has outperformed the actual number of packets that are received at the base station, the number of the priority packets that are received at the base station and the number of such clusters formed.


Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) Smart grid Glow swarm optimization (GSO) Clustering 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Communication EngineeringSri Bharathi Engineering College for WomenPudukkottaiIndia
  2. 2.Mount Zion College of Engineering and TechnologyPudukkottaiIndia

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