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Radiofrequency Interconnection between Smart Grid and Smart Meters Using KNX-RF and 2.4 GHz Standard Protocols for Efficient Home Automation Applicati

S. Oudji 1,2, S. Courrèges 2, J.N. Paillard 2, P. Magneron 2, V. Meghdadi 1, C. Brauers 3, and R. Kays 3
1. University of Limoges, CNRS, XLIM, UMR 7252, F-87000 Limoges, France
2. Hager Controls, 67700 Saverne, France
3. Informatik Centrum Dortmund, 44227 Dortmund, Germany
Abstract—Smart grids have attracted considerable interest in the research community and among market actors. The main interest of smart grid is to continuously monitor the whole system energy and optimize it in order to increase the overall energy efficiency. To this purpose, a power energy manager like Linky (ERDF project - France) is needed to ensure the exchange of control and sensor information between the smart grid network and the smart grid end-device equipment within the house. This paper gives a full understanding of the Linky meter that operates under a two-way efficient radio home automation protocol: KNX-RF (868MHz) and ZigBee (2.4 GHz). In this context, the paper presents a study over the KNX-RF protocol with respect to the ZigBee protocol in terms of range, consumption, robustness and configuration. It also provides a study of a typical use-case scenario including Linky smart meter.

Index Terms—Radiofrequency, smart home, smart meter, smart grid network, energy management, KNX-RF, ZigBee.

Cite: S. Oudji, S. Courrèges, J.N. Paillard, P. Magneron, V. Meghdadi, C. Brauers, and R. Kays, “Radiofrequency Interconnection between Smart Grid and Smart Meters Using KNX-RF and 2.4 GHz Standard Protocols for Efficient Home Automation Applicati," Journal of Communications, vol. 10, no. 10, pp. 812-820, 2015. Doi: 10.12720/jcm.10.10.812-820
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