Evaluation of ZigBee wireless sensor networks under high power disturbances

F. M. Sallabi, A. M. Gaouda, A. H. El-Hag, M. M.A. Salama

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The goal of the research presented in this paper is to investigate the reliability of ZigBee-based wireless sensor networks in transforming existing power systems into future smart grids. The performance of the communication network for a specific propagation environment, channel modulation, and frequency band is investigated. The high-power interrupting disturbances generated from harsh normal and abnormal operating conditions in a power system environment are investigated. Laboratory-simulated switching transient events have been generated under different conditions. The interruption limits due to the radio-frequency signals generated during high-power switching transients are defined for ZigBee coordinator and device units.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6685930
Pages (from-to)13-20
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Delivery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2014


  • Impulsive transients
  • ZigBee
  • partial discharge (PD)
  • wireless sensors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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