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Title: Communication network design and evaluation for WAMPAC in smart grid
Author: Cao, Di
ISNI:       0000 0004 2746 3961
Awarding Body: University of Strathclyde
Current Institution: University of Strathclyde
Date of Award: 2013
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A Wide Area Measurement, Protection and Control (WAMPAC) strategy offers great potential for the upgrade of the supervision, operation, protection and control of modern power systems. Forwarding high volume measurements as well as timecritical protection and control signals across a national area power infrastructure poses a major challenge. A flexible, reliable communication platform is the key to enabling these enhanced functionalities. Thus the research focuses on the issues of communication network topology and Quality of Service (QoS) control that enable the range of fully functional WAMPAC applications, ensuring that their requirements in terms of delay and throughput are satisfied. In the goal of designing a flexible and reliable platform, the appropriate network topology is designed and analysed laying the foundation for the investigation of the optimum placements of Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) and the characterisation of network performance. Clustering algorithms are applied to determine the locations of the distributed network of PMUs based on the designed network topology not compromising the power infrastructure requirements. The assignments of traffic flows according to the IEEE C37.118 standard and proposed advanced WAMPAC applications are analysed through simulation for the existing United Kingdom power system. Performance of the system is verified in terms of link capacities, network topologies and QoS, and results prove the proposed solution guarantees the network performance required to support the spectrum of WAMPAC applications.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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