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New Findings on AD Hoc and Sensor Networking Described by Investigators at Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Emergency Aware Congestion Control for Smart Grid Neighborhood Area Networks)

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2019 OCT 08 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Network Daily News -- Data detailed on Networks - AD Hoc and Sensor Networking have been presented. According to news reporting out of Barcelona, Spain, by NewsRx editors, research stated, “The evolution of traditional electricity distribution infrastructures towards Smart Grid networks has generated the need to carry out new research. There are many fields that have attracted the attention of researchers, among which is the improvement of the performance of the so-called Neighborhood Area Networks (NAN).”

Funders for this research include Spanish Research Council under project INRISCO, Spanish Research Council under project MAGOS, Secretaria de EducaciOn Superior, Ciencia, Tecnologia e Innovacion (SENESCYT), Ecuador.

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, “In this sense, and given the critical nature of some of the data transmitted by these networks, maintaining an adequate quality of service (QoS) is absolutely necessary. In emergency situations, this need becomes even more evident. This article presents a congestion control mechanism, whose parameters are modified according to the network state of emergency. The mechanism also applies a multi-channel allocation technique, together with a differentiation in the QoS offered to the different data flows according to their relevance. These proposals have been evaluated in the context of a wireless mesh networks (WMN) made up by a set of smart meter devices, where various smart grids (SG) applications are sending their data traffics. Each SG application must meet its unique quality of service (QoS) requirements, such as reliability and delay. To evaluate the proposals, some NAN scenarios have been built by using the ns-3 simulator and its 802.11s basic model, which was modified to implement the proposed techniques.”

According to the news editors, the research concluded: “Compared with the basic Hybrid Wireless Mesh Protocol (HWMP), Emergency Aware Congestion Control proposal (EA-HWMP), shows significant improvements in terms of packet delivery ratio, network throughput and transit time.”

For more information on this research see: Emergency Aware Congestion Control for Smart Grid Neighborhood Area Networks. Ad Hoc Networks, 2019;93():. Ad Hoc Networks can be contacted at: Elsevier, Radarweg 29, 1043 Nx Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier -; Ad Hoc Networks -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J.P.A. Leon, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Dept. of Network Engineering, Es-08034 Barcelona, Spain.

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