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The prospect of Smart Grid (SG) is becoming a reality in the recent years, covering different areas like smart metering, demand side management, or distributed generation. Communications play a central role in the SG architecture, because the power utilities need to collect important information to make optimal decisions for efficient power generation,(More)
In this paper suitable MAC protocols for the implementation in PLC access networks are studied. We propose a logical model for the investigation of the MAC layer according to the applied transmission methods in the PLC systems and to the used telecommunication services. The impulsive noise has a big impact on the error behavior of the transmission, but(More)
—In this paper a new approach is proposed for the adaptation of the simulated annealing search in the field of the Multi-Objective Optimization (MOO). This new approach is called Multi-Case Multi-Objective Simulated Annealing (MC-MOSA). It uses some basics of a well-known recent Multi-Objective Simulated Annealing proposed by Ulungu et al., which is(More)
The planning process of the broadband powerline communications access network is composed of two problems; the generalized base station placement problem and the PLC channel allocation problem. In this paper, we investigate the PLC channel allocation problem and formulate it as a multi-objective combinatorial optimization (MOO) problem. Its objectives are(More)
Broadband power line communications (B-PLC) technology is an alternative for broadband access networks, allowing bit rates up to currently 200 Mbps. This technique uses the wiring of the low-voltage grid in order to offer to the users the telecommunications services, such as Internet. In this paper, the B-PLC planning process is sub-divided into two parts,(More)