Performance analysis of zigbee-based iot prototype for remote monitoring in power grid systems

Saqib Ali, Osama Rehman, Kyungjin Cha, Taisira Al Balushi, Zia Nadir

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Power grid systems are considered as critical infrastructure that require smooth and efficient operation in its power generation, transmission and distribution sectors. A performance loss in such systems can lead towards undesired situations including damages and financial losses. Remote, reliable and real-time monitoring of different components within a power grid system are important features for assuring performance, especially in modern smart grid technologies. Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled monitoring systems have the potential to fulfill the said requirements. For that, adopting a suitable communication technology to effectively transfer data of the monitored component is an essential design objective in IoT-enabled monitoring systems. This paper proposes a prototype design suitable for remotely monitoring different components within a power grid while adopting ZigBee as the underlying communication technology. Experimental results show that the devised prototype has the potential to effectively capture and notify in real-time the changes occurring in a power grid system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Smart Media and Applications, SMA 2020
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450389259
Publication statusPublished - Sep 17 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on Smart Media and Applications, SMA 2020 - Virtual, Online, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Sep 17 2020Sep 19 2020

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Conference9th International Conference on Smart Media and Applications, SMA 2020
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CityVirtual, Online


  • IoT
  • Monitoring
  • Power grid system
  • Prototype
  • ZigBee

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

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