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Course Name Smart Electrical Networks and Intelligent Communication Systems
Course Code 18PR709
Program M. Tech. in Power & Energy Engineering(Smart Grids & Electric Vehicles)
Year Taught 2018


Course Syllabus

Data communication, Communication channels: Wireless and Wired communication.

Layered architecture and protocols: ISO/OSI, TCP/IP models.

Communication technologies: IEEE 802, Multi- protocol label switching, Power line communication. Protocols and standards for information exchange-Standards for smart metering, Modbus, DNP3 , IEC 61850, Ethernet, Power line carrier communication, CAN Bus, I2C, LIN Bus protocol, Modbus protocol structure; Profibus protocol stack, Profibus communication model, Bluetooth, ZigBee, IEEE 801.11-a,b,g,n, Z-Wave, Cellular networks, WiMAX. Sensing measurement control and automation technologies.

Communications infrastructure and protocols for smart metering: Home area network, Neighbourhood area network, Data concentrator, Meter data management system. Demand side integration- Services provided by DSI, Hardware support to DSI implementations, system support.

Distribution automation equipment: Substation automation, IED, Remote terminal units. Distribution management systems, SCADA, Modelling and analysis tools.

Application: System monitoring, operation and management, Interactions in autonomy-stability, Inference and predictions, hierarchical control, decentralized control, swarm robotics. Networked control systems- Time driven, Event driven feedback schemes.

Text Books / References

  • J. Ekanayake, et al, “SMART GRID, Technology and Applications”, Wiley, 2012.
  • Bernard Sklar., “Digital Communications”, Second Edition, Pearson Education, 2001.
  • John G. Proakis., “Digital Communication”, Fourth Edition, McGraw Hill Publication,2001.
  • Theodore S. Rappaport., “Wireless Communications”, Second edition, Pearson Education, 2002.
  • Stephen G. Wilson., “Digital Modulation and Coding”, First Indian Reprint Pearson Education,2003.
  • Clint Smith. P.E., and Daniel Collins, “3G Wireless Networks”, Second Edition, Tata McGraw Hill, 2007.
  • Vijay. K. Garg, “Wireless Communication and Networking”, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers,,2007
  • Kaveth Pahlavan. K. and Prashanth Krishnamurthy, “Principles of Wireless Networks”, Prentice Hall of India, 2006.
  • Lubomir Bakule, “Decentralized control: An overview” Annual Reviews in Control, vol. 32, pp. 87-98, 2008.
  • Sokratis Kartakis , Anqi Fu, Manuel Mazo, Julie A. McCann, “Communication Schemes for Centralized and Decentralized Event-Triggered Control Systems” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, pp. 1-14, 2017.


‘Smart Electrical Networks and Intelligent Communication Systems’ is a course offered in the M. Tech. in Power & Energy Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus.

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