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Data on Data Distribution Discussed by Researchers at York University (A Distributed Communication Framework for Smart Grid Control Applications Based On Data Distribution Service)

  • Dec 3, 2021
Information Technology Daily

2021 DEC 02 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Daily -- New research on Information Technology - Data Distribution is the subject of a report. According to news reporting out of Toronto, Canada, by NewsRx editors, research stated, “The successful implementation of multi-agent control strategies (MAS) within smart grid applications is heavily reliant on communication frameworks that enable robust inter-agent messaging. In this regard, a promising communication framework is Data Distribution Service (DDS), which is fully distributed, enables low-latency messaging, and provides configurable Quality of Service (QoS) profiles that customize messaging parameters.”

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from York University, “As such, this paper proposes a DDS-based, fully distributed communication framework (DCF) for smart grid applications. The proposed DCF is configured with QoS profiles that discard outdated messages when agents experience intermittent connection issues, thereby preventing the misaligned execution of distributed control strategies. The performance of the proposed DCF is validated by developing a Software-In-The-Loop platform, where agents utilize the DCF to execute the Asynchronous Weak Commitment (AWC) control strategy within the application of distributed voltage regulation. Experimental results show that the proposed DCF delivers messages at latencies between 4-36 milliseconds, which is sufficient for smart grid applications. The proposed DCF also enhances the efficacy of the AWC strategy when performing voltage regulation by discarding outdated messages and preventing unnecessary control actions in resolving voltage violations.”

According to the news editors, the research concluded: “The proposed DCF is validated at a real-world Canadian microgrid, where overvoltage violations are resolved in a timely manner.”

This research has been peer-reviewed.

For more information on this research see: A Distributed Communication Framework for Smart Grid Control Applications Based On Data Distribution Service. Electric Power Systems Research, 2021;201:107547. Electric Power Systems Research can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Sa, PO Box 564, 1001 Lausanne, Switzerland. (Elsevier -; Electric Power Systems Research -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Shivam Saxena, York University, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, 4700 Keele St, Toronto, On M3J 1P3, Canada. Additional authors for this research include Hany E. Z. Farag and Nader El-Taweel.

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