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New Findings from COMSATS University Islamabad Update Understanding of Mobile Communications (Delay-Aware MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks in Smart Grid)

Telecommunications Daily

2020 JAN 16 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Telecommunications Daily -- Investigators discuss new findings in Mobile Communications. According to news reporting originating from Wah Cantonment, Pakistan, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, “The conventional electric grid is converting in to the new emerging smart grid by utilizing information and communication technologies. The smart grid allows both the utilities and consumers to monitor and manage energy consumption effectively with the help of wireless sensor and actor networks (WSANs).”

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from COMSATS University Islamabad, “WSANs have large number of low-power, low-cost, and multi-functional wireless sensor and actor nodes. The wireless sensor nodes collect the data from the physical condition of environment, while actor nodes perform different tasks according to the application requirements. For the monitoring and controlling of smart grid assets, WSANs can be considered as potential tools having the capability of low cost, high latency, and flexibility. In smart grid environment, WSANs have the problem of delay in channel access due to packet collisions.”

According to the news editors, the research concluded: “In this research work, we compare the performance results of various medium access control protocols in order to analyze which one among them is the best with respect to better throughput and minimum delay for WSANs in the smart grid environment.”

For more information on this research see: Delay-Aware MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks in Smart Grid. Wireless Personal Communications, 2019;109(4):2683-2697. Wireless Personal Communications can be contacted at: Springer, 233 Spring St, New York, NY 10013, USA. (Springer -; Wireless Personal Communications -

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Z. Kaleem, COMSATS University Islamabad, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Wah Campus, Wah Cantonment, Pakistan.

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