Application of an integrated PHY and MAC layer model for half-duplex IEEE 802.15.4 networks to smart grids

Batool Talha, Piergiuseppe Di Marco, Mostafa Kaveh

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Abstract

This paper puts the spotlight on the home/building area network of the smart grid. The IEEE 802.15.4 standard provides the core infrastructure for collecting data from customers' premises and forwarding it to the operations as well as service providers. An integrated physical (PHY) and medium access control (MAC) layer analytical model is introduced for half-duplex IEEE 802.15.4 networks. The PHY layer propagation channel is modeled as the composite path-loss K distribution while accommodating groundwave propagation, multipath fading, and shadowing. The MAC layer model caters for the unslotted carrier sense multiple access with collision avoidance (CSMA/CA) of IEEE 802.15.4 with unsaturated traffic conditions. Closed-form expressions are derived for the probability density function (PDF) of the instantaneous received power and the average outage probability. The packet success probability without and with capture effect is thoroughly studied for several environments as well as propagation scenarios. The correctness of all analytical results is validated through simulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication Technologies, ISABEL'11
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event4th International Symposium on Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication Technologies, ISABEL'11 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Oct 26 2011Oct 29 2011

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Other

Other4th International Symposium on Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication Technologies, ISABEL'11
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period10/26/1110/29/11

Keywords

  • C.4 [Performance of Systems]: Performance attributes - probability of success, outage probability, capture probability
  • Design
  • H.1 [Models and Principles]: Systems and Information Theory - multipath fading, shadowing, path-loss
  • Performance
  • Theory

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