Optimisation of the Wireless Sensor Network with the Multi-hop LEACH protocol for the Smart Grid

Anshu Prakash Murdan


With a major paradigm shift from power grids to smart grids in the electricity generation and consumption system, ongoing researches and implementations promise higher energy efficiency, reliability and security. For enabling a two-way communication between consumers and the electricity companies, the smart grid requires a robust and fast communication network. The Wireless Sensor Network can be integrated to the Passive Optical Network as a fiber-wireless sensor network. The PON is therefore, used for both smart grid and as a broadband access network. The design of the WSN, with proposed approach within the cluster of nodes improves the network’s stability, energy dissipation and lifetime. The results yield a better network’s performance and longer longevity.

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