Shang-Wen Luan

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Many governments deploy ubiquitous IT project, which aims to combine the latest wireless network and wide-band technologies etc. to accomplish a ubiquitous wireless communication network. The ubiquitous wireless communication network can be utilized for the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI). Therefore, this paper tries to use the new wireless(More)
Utilizing battery storage systems (BSSs) can reduce the intermittent output of PV generation systems (PVGSs) and make them dispatchable. The aim of this paper is to design an optimal charging/discharging scheduling for BSSs such that the line loss of distribution systems interconnected with sizeable PVGSs can be minimized. A mathematical model for BSSs(More)
Fault indicating devices such as fault indicators (FIs) have been widely used in distribution systems to improve reliability and reduce outage duration. Recently, FIs with communication interfaces are integrated into distribution automation (DA) to further reduce fault-finding time by reporting FIs' statuses back to control center. When faults occur, a lot(More)
Radio frequency identification (RFID) system is looked upon as one of the top ten important technologies in the 20<sup>th</sup> century. In the upcoming years, the public area applications are the key issue in developing RFID. Power system is innately bulky, wide-spreading, and is, definitely, an extremely important application area of RFID. In the power(More)
This paper studies the wireless ZigBee network deployment for distribution feeders, especially, for the intelligent fault indicators mounted on distribution feeders. Researches reveal that ZigBee is suitable for constructing the communication network within distribution automation and/or smart grids; however, the network deployment should be carefully(More)
The paper develops and implements a ZigBee-based intelligent fault indicator for smart grids to achieve significant and immediate improvement in reliability and hence service to the electricity customers. A fault detection and identification system is also designed; thus, the fault location can be found out effectively and efficiently after a fault(More)
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system is looked upon as one of the top ten important technologies in the 20<sup>th</sup> century. Industrial automation application is one of the key issues in developing RFID. Therefore, this paper designs and implements a RFID-based autonomous mobile car for more extensively application of RFID systems. The(More)
A charging/discharging monitoring and simulation platform for Li-ion batteries is designed and implemented in this paper. Most of chargers are designed based on the rated voltage and/or current of batteries without taking the battery parameters and energy sources of chargers into account. For example, the utilization of renewable energies such as(More)
In this paper, Embedded Energy and Power Management System (EEPMS) to manage power consumption, automatic meter reading in home area is described. The EEPMS is a single phase digital kWh power meter with embedded Zigbee modem which utilize the Wireless sensor network to send its power usage reading using information back to the energy provider wirelessly.(More)
The installation of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is looked upon as a bridge to the construction of smart grids; especially, while most of the power meters are still mechanical ones without digitization. An AMI consists of smart power meter, communication technology, meter data management, and associated software and hardware. After AMI has been(More)