cogcom 19(14): e3

Research Article

HCR-MAC: A High-capacity Receiver-based MAC Protocol for Cognitive Radio Enabled AMI Networks in Smart Grid

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.11-5-2018.155077,
        author={Zhuoran Cai and Zhichao Qu and Xiao Zhang},
        title={HCR-MAC: A High-capacity Receiver-based MAC Protocol for Cognitive Radio Enabled AMI Networks in Smart Grid},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Cognitive Communications},
        volume={4},
        number={14},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={COGCOM},
        year={2018},
        month={7},
        keywords={smart grid, advanced metering infrastructure, cognitive radio, MAC protocol},
        doi={10.4108/eai.11-5-2018.155077}
    }
    
  • Zhuoran Cai
    Zhichao Qu
    Xiao Zhang
    Year: 2018
    HCR-MAC: A High-capacity Receiver-based MAC Protocol for Cognitive Radio Enabled AMI Networks in Smart Grid
    COGCOM
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.11-5-2018.155077
Zhuoran Cai1,*, Zhichao Qu1, Xiao Zhang1
  • 1: Shandong Institute of Space Electronic Technology, 264670 Yantai, China
*Contact email: qingdaogancai@126.com

Abstract

The Cognitive Radio (CR) Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) network is considered as a viable solution to enhance various aspects of electric power grid and realize smart grid. However, several challenges are generated due to the harsh wireless environment in smart grid. As a result, throughput and reliability become critical issues. In this regard, we propose HCR-MAC, which is a high-capacity receiver-based MAC protocol for cognitive AMI. HCR-MAC uses a capacity-based auction mechanism and preamble sampling techniques for providing high capacity and reliability. In addition, HCR-MAC explicitly accounts for the peculiarities of a CR environment. Simulation results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed protocol as a viable solution for cognitive AMI networks in smart grid.