—Smart meters are key components in smart grid systems, which can reduce energy demand and thus carbon dioxide emissions from power generation plants. Smart meters automatically sense power consumption in individual households and send the sensed data to a central cloud server. The data can then be mined to determine various environmental parameters that can be used to balance energy supply and demand. Previously, we had developed a stable routing protocol for wireless multi-hop backhaul for broadband mobile systems which normally consists of up to around 10 nodes. Here, we adapt this routing protocol for smart meter systems comprising a maximum of 1000 nodes. The protocol resets an existing route when a new node joins the network. Generally, resetting routes for a large number of nodes renders the system inoperable, and the inoperable period increases as the network size increases. To cope with the issue, this paper proposes a new routing protocol that can add a new node quickly without resetting routing. The proposed protocol demonstrates effectiveness in a 200-node simulation.
—Smart grid, smart meter, routing protocol, tree.
Takaaki Suetsugu is with Kyuden Technosystems Corporation, Shimizu, Minami-ku, Fukuoka-city, Fukuoka 815-0031 Japan and He is also with the Department of Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University, Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka-city, Fukuoka 819-0395 Japan (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Hiroshi Furukawa is with the Department of Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University, Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka-city, Fukuoka 819-0395 Japan (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Takaaki Suetsugu and Hiroshi Furukawa, "Routing Algorithm for Wireless Multi-hop Networks with Tree Topology for Smart Meter Systems," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 150-154, 2017.