Title: Emerging communication technologies and security challenges in a smart grid wireless ecosystem

Authors: Charalampos N. Pitas; Christos E. Tsirakis; Effrosyni T. Zotou; Athanasios D. Panagopoulos

Addresses: Mobile Radiocommunications Laboratory, School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, 9 Iroon Polytechniou Str., Zografou 15780, Athens, Greece ' Mobile Radiocommunications Laboratory, School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, 9 Iroon Polytechniou Str., Zografou 15780, Athens, Greece ' Mobile Radiocommunications Laboratory, School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, 9 Iroon Polytechniou Str., Zografou 15780, Athens, Greece ' Mobile Radiocommunications Laboratory, School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, 9 Iroon Polytechniou Str., Zografou 15780, Athens, Greece

Abstract: The scope of this paper is to present contemporary communication aspects regarding the employment in future of smart grid as a wireless ecosystem. A wide rigorous survey on wireless access and network technologies ideal for smart grid networks is conducted, and we present applicable technologies like Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications. Moreover, we present key topics of security, privacy and cryptography. Indeed, multimedia services will be provided in a wireless communications environment of a smart grid, while Quality of Service (QoS) as well as security audit shall always be crucial dimensions during a communication network modelling and planning. More specifically, the objective of our work is concentrated on the study of smart grid communications topics and security evaluation using a simulation environment and to demonstrate some interesting results.

Keywords: wireless communications; Internet of Things; IoT; machine-to-machine; M2M communications; network security; privacy; smart grid networks; simulation; wireless ecosystems; cryptography; multimedia services; modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWMC.2014.062009

International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2014 Vol.7 No.3, pp.231 - 245

Available online: 29 May 2014 *

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