The reliability and optimal data usage of BGAN satellite communications for remote outstations

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Abstract

Telecommunications are a crucial element of smart grid technologies. Utility communication systems need to combine cost effectiveness with the need for high reliability. Due to its wide geographic coverage, satellite communication can be an appropriate alternative for power system automation in order to reach remote substations. This paper presents the experimental testing of Broadband Global Area Networks (BGAN) M2M technology between the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system running a primary front end processor (FEP) and the reclosers. Hardware test results for a number of different scenarios are discussed, compared and validated. The challenges for keeping the polls reliability at highest levels are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 International Conference on Smart Communications and Networking (SmartNets)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, N.J.
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)9781538692011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 May 2019
Event2018 International Conference on Smart Applications, Communications and Networking, SmartNets 2018 - Yasmine Hammamet, Tunisia
Duration: 16 Nov 201817 Nov 2018

Publication series

Name2018 International Conference on Smart Applications, Communications and Networking, SmartNets 2018

Conference

Conference2018 International Conference on Smart Applications, Communications and Networking, SmartNets 2018
CountryTunisia
CityYasmine Hammamet
Period16/11/1817/11/18

Keywords

  • BGAN satellite communications
  • broadband networks
  • SCADA systems
  • smart grid
  • telecommunication computing
  • remote outstations

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    Ghanem, K., Coffele, F., & Irvine, J. (2019). The reliability and optimal data usage of BGAN satellite communications for remote outstations. In 2018 International Conference on Smart Communications and Networking (SmartNets) (2018 International Conference on Smart Applications, Communications and Networking, SmartNets 2018). Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/SMARTNETS.2018.8707403