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ZigBee performance in 400 kv air insulated power substation

Shan, Q. and Glover, I.A. and Moore, P.J. and Portugues, I. and Rutherford, R. and Atkinson, R.C. and Bhatti, Shahzad Ahmed and Watson, Robin J. (2008) ZigBee performance in 400 kv air insulated power substation. In: Technological Developments in Education and Automation. Springer, pp. 15-18. ISBN 9789048136551

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An experimental assessment of the impact of the electromagnetic environment of a 400 kV substation on the performance of ZigBee equipment is described. The experimental assessment includes a pragmatic field trial and a laboratory test. The laboratory test, in which all external noise and interference are excluded, is used as a control. A simple set of metrics are used to compare the performance of ZigBee equipment deployed in the substation with that deployed in a controlled laboratory environment. The results based on more than 1.6 Gbit of transmitted data show no significant adverse impact of the substation electromagnetic environment on the performance of ZigBee equipment.