On-line Configuration of Network Emulator for Intelligent Energy System Testbed Applications

Mohammed Seifu Kemal, Florin Iov, Rasmus Løvenstein Olsen, Thomas le Fevre Kristensen, Christos Apostolopoulos

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Intelligent energy networks (or Smart Grids) provide efficient solutions for a grid integrated with near-real-time communication technologies between various grid assets in power generation, transmission and distribution systems. The design of a communication network associated with intelligent power system involves detailed analysis of its communication requirements, a proposal of the appropriate protocol architecture, the choice of appropriate communication technologies for each case study, and a means to support heterogeneous communication technology management system. This paper discuses a mechanism for on-line configuration and monitoring of heterogeneous communication technologies implemented at smart energy system testbed of Aal-borg university. It proposes a model with three main components, a network emulator used to emulate the communication scenarios using KauNet, graphical user interface for visualizing, configuring and monitoring of the emulated scenarios and a network socket linking the graphic server and network emulation server on-line. Specifically, our focus area is to build a model that gives us ability to look at some of the challenges on implementing inter-operable and resilient Smart Grid networks and how the current state of the art communication technologies are employed for smart control of energy distribution grids.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE AFRICON 2015
Number of pages4
PublisherIEEE Press
Publication dateSep 2015
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-7492-4
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2015
EventIEEE AFRICON 2015 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Duration: 14 Sep 201517 Sep 2015


ConferenceIEEE AFRICON 2015
CityAddis Ababa


  • Smart grid
  • Interoperability
  • Smart Control
  • Wirline Communication
  • Wireless communications
  • Renewable energy


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