Analysis of end-to-end delay characteristics among various packet sizes in modern substation communication systems based on IEC 61850

Das, Narottam and Wong, Tze Jia and Islam, Syed (2015) Analysis of end-to-end delay characteristics among various packet sizes in modern substation communication systems based on IEC 61850. In: Asia-Pacific World Congress on Engineering 2015 (APWCE2015), 4-5th May 2015, Plantation Island, Fiji.

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Substation plays an important part for electricity generation, transmission and distribution systems, where voltage is stepped up/down or vice versa. The substation serves as a center point of all kind of connection between various power system networks, such as distribution line from electricity generation to household or industrial consumers. Hence, the performance of the substation should be maintained at all times with proper implementation of substation communication systems. A reliable substation communication system relies on the performance of data transmission’s end-to-end delay characteristics in the substation communication systems. In this paper, we modelled, simulated and compared the end-to-end delay characteristics among different data packet sizes as well as different types of substation network topologies using IEC 61850. The simulation results confirmed that the larger packet sizes have higher amount of delays compare to the smaller packet sizes. Besides that, communication network topology with higher number of components obtained the results with a higher amount of end-to-end delays. Therefore, based on the simulated results, it is recommended to reduce the end-to-end delay of substation communication’s data flow for a sustainable and reliable modern power system.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2016 03:08
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2017 00:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: end-to-end delay; IEC 61850; IEDs; riverbed modeller; communication topologies; substation automation system
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090607 Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power)
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8504 Energy Transformation > 850499 Energy Transformation not elsewhere classified

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