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author = {Yang, Q and Laurenson, DI and Barria, JA},
doi = {10.1109/TSG.2012.2197644},
journal = {IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid},
pages = {1371--1381},
title = {On the use of LEO satellite constellation for active network management in power distribution networks},
url = {},
volume = {3},
year = {2012}

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AB - The passive nature of power distribution networkshas been changing to an active one in recent years as the number of small-scale Distributed Generators (DGs) connected to them rises. The consensus of recent research is that currentslow central network control based upon Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems is no longer sufficient and Distributed Network Operators (DNOs) wish to adopt novelmanagement mechanisms coupled with advanced communication infrastructures to meet the emerging control challenges. In thispaper, we address this issue from the communication perspective by exploiting the effectiveness of using a Low Earth Orbit (LEO)satellite network as the key component of the underlying communication infrastructure to support a recently suggested activenetwork management solution. The key factors that would affect the communication performance over satellite links are discussed and an analytical LEO network model is presented. The delivery performance of several major data services for supporting the management solution is evaluated against a wide range of satellitelink delay and loss conditions under both normal and emergency traffic scenarios through extensive simulation experiments. Our investigation demonstrates encouraging results which suggests that a LEO network can be a viable communication solution for managing the next-generation power energy networks.
AU - Yang,Q
AU - Laurenson,DI
AU - Barria,JA
DO - 10.1109/TSG.2012.2197644
EP - 1381
PY - 2012///
SN - 1949-3053
SP - 1371
TI - On the use of LEO satellite constellation for active network management in power distribution networks
T2 - IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid
UR -
UR -
UR -
VL - 3
ER -