Performance simulations of WLAN and Zigbee in electricity substation impulsive noise environments

Shahzad Ahmed Bhatti, Ian Glover, Qingshan Shan, Robert Atkinson

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A physical layer performance evaluation of WLAN (IEEE 802.11b) and Zigbee (IEEE 802.15.4) receivers in the presence of impulsive noise is presented. Broadband impulsive noise is modeled as a Symmetric Alpha-Stable process. The parameters of the impulsive noise model are estimated from data recorded from an electricity transmission substation (ETS). The results show that the performance degradation of the Zigbee receiver is small whilst the WLAN receiver may suffer more significant degradation
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Third International Conference on Smart Grid Communications
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-0909-7
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012
Event3rd IEEE International conference on smart grid communications - Tainan, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 5 Nov 20129 Nov 2012


Conference3rd IEEE International conference on smart grid communications
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China


  • WLAN
  • Zigbee
  • electricity substations
  • impulse noise

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