ZigBee performance in 400 kv air insulated power substation

Q. Shan, I.A. Glover, P.J. Moore, I. Portugues, R. Rutherford, R.C. Atkinson, Shahzad Ahmed Bhatti, Robin J. Watson, Magued Iskander (Editor), Vikram Kapila (Editor), Mohammad A. Karim (Editor)

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An experimental assessment of the impact of the electromagnetic environment of a 400 kV substation on the performance of ZigBee equipment is described. The experimental assessment includes a pragmatic field trial and a laboratory test. The laboratory test, in which all external noise and interference are excluded, is used as a control. A simple set of metrics are used to compare the performance of ZigBee equipment deployed in the substation with that deployed in a controlled laboratory environment. The results based on more than 1.6 Gbit of transmitted data show no significant adverse impact of the substation electromagnetic environment on the performance of ZigBee equipment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnological Developments in Education and Automation
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9789048136551
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008


  • ZigBee
  • partial discharge
  • power substations

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