Abstract—Zig Bee is one of the alternative technologies to be adopted as the last mile media in the smart grid network. The last mile infrastructure design does require the knowledge of radio range limitation in the corresponding band. The purpose of this study is to analyze the Zig Bee outdoor propagation parameters when used as a communication module in the smart grid. This study collects the received signal strength data for three difference scenarios of meter installation and analyses the path loss exponents, the variance. Then, the distribution of the received signal is verified by using Chi-square method. Additionally, the results are compared with the available propagation models.
Index Terms—Zig Bee, last mile network, smart meter,propagation, path loss, log-normal.
O. Musikanon. is with Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand. She works in Provincial Electricity Authority, Bangkok, Thailand (e-mail:email@example.com )
W. Chongburee is with the Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University ,Bangkok 10900 Thailand (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org )
Cite: Oradee Musikanon and Wachira Chongburee, "Zig Bee Propagations and Performance Analysis in Last Mile Network," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 353 -357 , 2012.