Vulnerability of Zigbee to impulsive noise in electricity substations

Shahzad Ahmed Bhatti, Qingshan S. Shan, Robert Atkinson, M. Vieira, Ian Glover

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The vulnerability of Zigbee technology to noise in an electricity substation environment is assessed. Substation noise obtained from a measurement campaign is modelled as a Symmetric α-Stable process. The parameters of the model are estimated from the measurements and the resulting model is used to investigate the likely BER performance of Zigbee technology deployed in a substation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeneral assembly and scientific symposium, 2011 XXXth URSI Proceedings
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011
EventGeneral Assembly and Scientific Symposium, 2011 XXXth URSI - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 17 Aug 201121 Aug 2011


ConferenceGeneral Assembly and Scientific Symposium, 2011 XXXth URSI


  • vulnerability
  • zigbee
  • impulse noise
  • electricity substations
  • bit error rate
  • electricity
  • noise
  • receivers
  • substations
  • wireless sensor networks

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