Performance evaluation of WLAN under impulsive electromagnetic interference in substation

Zhenyu Zhou, Jun Wu, Muhammad Tariq, Zhiheng Liu, Takuro Sato

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Abstract

Wireless communication technologies bring numerous benefits for smart grid applications including lower cost, more flexibility, easier installation, etc. In this paper, the performance of wireless local area network (WLAN) under impulse electromagnetic interference (EMI) in a substation is evaluated. Simulation results have demonstrated that the impulsive EMI causes more severe degradations compared with additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN), especially when the signal to interference plus noise ratio (SINR) is high. Although multiple-antenna based diversity schemes achieve better performance than the single-antenna scheme, the diversity gain is not sufficient to compensate for the performance loss caused by the impulsive EMI. Therefore, how to mitigate the impulsive EMI is essential for deploying WLAN systems in a substation. This paper also summarized conventional interference mitigation techniques, and their adaptability to the impulsive EMI. The analysis provides an insight to future research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 International Conference on ICT Convergence
Subtitle of host publication"Future Creative Convergence Technologies for New ICT Ecosystems", ICTC 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages171-176
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479906987
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1
Event2013 International Conference on Information and Communication Technology Convergence, ICTC 2013 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2013 Oct 142013 Oct 16

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on ICT Convergence
ISSN (Print)2162-1233
ISSN (Electronic)2162-1241

Conference

Conference2013 International Conference on Information and Communication Technology Convergence, ICTC 2013
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island
Period13/10/1413/10/16

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Zhou, Z., Wu, J., Tariq, M., Liu, Z., & Sato, T. (2013). Performance evaluation of WLAN under impulsive electromagnetic interference in substation. In 2013 International Conference on ICT Convergence: "Future Creative Convergence Technologies for New ICT Ecosystems", ICTC 2013 (pp. 171-176). [6675331] (International Conference on ICT Convergence). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTC.2013.6675331