ZigBee Performance in 400 KV Air Insulated Power Substation
An experimental assessment of the impact of the electromagnetic environment of a 400 kV substation on the performance of ZigBee equipment is described. The experimental assessment includes a pragmatic field trial and a laboratory test. The laboratory test, in which all external noise and interference are excluded, is used as a control. A simple set of metrics are used to compare the performance of ZigBee equipment deployed in the substation with that deployed in a controlled laboratory environment. The results based on more than 1.6 Gbit of transmitted data show no significant adverse impact of the substation electromagnetic environment on the performance of ZigBee equipment.
KeywordsZigBee partial discharge power substation IEEE 802.15.4
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The UK Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is gratefully acknowledged for her financial support of this project.
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