Implementation of DHT-Based Routing in Smart Grid

Zia Ur Rehman, Dr. Nadir Shah, Habib Ur Rehman, Sehrish Kashan


By integrating traditional power grid with information communication technology (ICT), it is referred as smart grid. Power line communication (PLC) technology can be used for communication purpose in smart grid. Recently, distributed hash table (DHT)-based routing protocols are proposed for mobile ad hoc network (MANETs) which aims to avoid flooding in route discovery. In this study, we show through examples the limitations of existing routing protocol (e.g.   Opportunistic Routing (OR)) proposed for smart grid. Then we propose how DHT-based routing can improve the performance of smart grid in comparison to existing routing protocol.

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