Smart meter packet transmission via the control signal at dynamic load on enode- B in LTE networks

Chalakorn Karupongsiri, Kumudu MUNASINGHE, Abbas Jamalipour

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Abstract

Long Term Evolution (LTE) is an attractive infrastructure for Smart Grid (SG) networks because it provides high bandwidth and low latency over a large coverage area. Although LTE networks are primary designed for Human-to-Human (H2H) communication, SG networks primarily involve Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications. One such SG network component is the Smart Meter (SM), which utilizes M2M communications to report power consumption to a centralized control center at periodic intervals. As defined by the LTE standard, all User Equipment (UE), including SMs, need to make a connection to transmit a packet. That means, UEs need a scheduling and resource blocks (RBs). In this paper, we introduce SM packet transmission via LTE control signaling in order to conserve resources at the eNode-B such as physical channels, scheduling and RBs. Heavy and medium load are compared to investigate packet loss at the eNode-B. With our proposed mechanism, results show that SM packets can be sent via a control signal with no scheduling or RB usage required at the eNode-B. Simulation results show that usage of the Physical Uplink Share CHannel (PUSCH), Physical Downlink Control CHannel (PDCCH), and Physical Downlink Share CHannel (PDSCH) are reduced by 2%. In addition, packets loss during heavy load at the eNode-B is decreased by 15% when compared with the LTE standard.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 22nd International Conference on Telecommunications, ICT 2015
EditorsAbbas Jamalipour
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages107-111
Number of pages5
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9781479980789
ISBN (Print)9781479980789
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event22nd International Conference on Telecommunications 2015 - Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 27 Apr 201529 Apr 2015

Publication series

Name2015 22nd International Conference on Telecommunications, ICT 2015

Conference

Conference22nd International Conference on Telecommunications 2015
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period27/04/1529/04/15

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Karupongsiri, C., MUNASINGHE, K., & Jamalipour, A. (2015). Smart meter packet transmission via the control signal at dynamic load on enode- B in LTE networks. In A. Jamalipour (Ed.), 2015 22nd International Conference on Telecommunications, ICT 2015 (Vol. 1, pp. 107-111). (2015 22nd International Conference on Telecommunications, ICT 2015). New York: IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICT.2015.7124666