Random access issues for smart grid communication in LTE networks

Chalakorn Karupongsiri, Kumudu MUNASINGHE, Abbas Jamalipour

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Abstract

The long-term evolution (LTE) network has become an attractive candidate for Smart Grid (SG) communications. Regardless of LTE's growing popularity as a means of transporting SG data, it is mainly designed for high speed and high capacity data traffic such as video streaming and Internet traffic. One of the key elements of the SG is the Smart Meter (SM). Typically, there are more than 30,000 SMs per eNode-B, bombarding it with billions of tiny fixed-size packets containing power consumption data. Thus, the eNode-B may not be able to provide a Random Access Channel (RACH) to all SMs and active UEs. In this paper, we investigate the preamble conflict at an eNode-B. The results indicate that the number of preambles has an impact on the network's performance, such as throughput, latency and packets loss.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems
EditorsTadeusz A Wysocki, Beata J Wysocki
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479952557
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event8th International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems - Gold Coast, Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 15 Dec 201417 Dec 2014

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems
Abbreviated titleICSPCS 2014
CountryAustralia
CityGold Coast
Period15/12/1417/12/14

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    Karupongsiri, C., MUNASINGHE, K., & Jamalipour, A. (2014). Random access issues for smart grid communication in LTE networks. In T. A. Wysocki, & B. J. Wysocki (Eds.), 8th International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems (pp. 1-5). IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSPCS.2014.7021052