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— Most of the existing demand side management programs focus primarily on the interactions between a utility company and its customers/users. In this paper, we present an autonomous and distributed demand side energy management system among users that takes advantage of a two-way digital communication infrastructure which is envisioned in the future smart(More)
— The next generation wireless networks will support the vertical handoff mechanism in which users can maintain the connections when they switch from one network to another (e.g., from IEEE 802.11b to CDMA 1xRTT network, and vice versa). Although various vertical handoff decision algorithms have been proposed in the literature recently, there is a lack of(More)
— The IEEE 802.11a/b/g have been widely accepted as the de facto standards for wireless local area networks (WLANs). The recent IEEE 802.11n proposals aim at providing a physical layer transmission rate of up to 600 Mbps. However, to fully utilize this high data rate, the current IEEE 802.11 medium access control (MAC) needs to be enhanced. In this paper,(More)
—In this paper, we consider a smart power infrastructure , where several subscribers share a common energy source. Each subscriber is equipped with an energy consumption controller (ECC) unit as part of its smart meter. Each smart meter is connected to not only the power grid but also a communication infrastructure such as a local area network. This allows(More)
— The architecture for the Beyond 3rd Generation (B3G) or 4th Generation (4G) wireless networks aims to integrate various heterogeneous wireless access networks. One of the major design issues is the support of vertical handoff. Vertical handoff occurs when a mobile terminal switches from one network to another (e.g., from WLAN to CDMA 1xRTT). The objective(More)
— In this paper, we consider deployment of energy consumption scheduling (ECS) devices in smart meters for autonomous demand side management within a neighborhood, where several buildings share an energy source. The ECS devices are assumed to be built inside smart meters and to be connected to not only the power grid, but also to a local area network which(More)
This article presents a survey on location managemental orithms for next-generation per-tion update algorithms. Then we discuss various selective paging strategies. W e also present various modeling techniques that have been used for the performance analysis of location update and terminal pagin. W e conclude by stating a number of open problems that need(More)
SUMMARY The energy consumption is a key design criterion for the routing protocols in wireless sensor networks. Some of the conventional single path routing schemes may not be optimal to maximize the network lifetime and connectivity. In this paper, we propose a distributed, scalable and localized multipath search protocol to discover multiple node-disjoint(More)
—In the future smart grid, both users and power companies can potentially benefit from the economical and environmental advantages of smart pricing methods to more effectively reflect the fluctuations of the wholesale price into the customer side. In addition, smart pricing can be used to seek social benefits and to implement social objectives. To achieve(More)
— In wireless sensor networks (WSNs), when a stimulus or event is detected within a particular region, data reports from the neighboring sensor nodes (sources) are sent to the sink or destination. Data from these sources are usually aggregated along their way to the sink. The data aggregation via in-network processing reduces communication cost and improves(More)