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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Middleware Architectures for the Smart Grid: Survey and Challenges in the Foreseeable Future
Year:2013
Research Areas
  • Electronic technology and of the communications,
  • Information technology and adata processing,
  • Electric engineers, electronic and automatic (eil)
Information
Abstract
The traditional power grid is just a one-way supplier that gets no feedback data about the energy delivered, what tariffs could be the most suitable ones for customers, the shifting daily needs of electricity in a facility, etc. Therefore, it is only natural that efforts are being invested in improving power grid behavior and turning it into a Smart Grid. However, to this end, several components have to be either upgraded or created from scratch. Among the new components required, middleware appears as a critical one, for it will abstract all the diversity of the used devices for power transmission (smart meters, embedded systems, etc.) and will provide the application layer with a homogeneous interface involving power production and consumption management data that were not able to be provided before. Additionally, middleware is expected to guarantee that updates to the current metering infrastructure (changes in service or hardware availability) or any added legacy measuring appliance will get acknowledged for any future request. Finally, semantic features are of major importance to tackle scalability and interoperability issues. A survey on the most prominent middleware architectures for Smart Grids is presented in this paper, along with an evaluation of their features and their strong points and weaknesses.
International
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JCR
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Title
ENERGIES
ISBN
1996-1073
Impact factor JCR
1,865
Impact info
Volume
6
10.3390/en6073593
Journal number
7
From page
3593
To page
3621
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
0
Participants
  • Autor: Jose Fernan Martinez Ortega (UPM)
  • Autor: Jesus Rodriguez Molina (UPM)
  • Autor: Pedro Castillejo Parrilla (UPM)
  • Autor: Ruben Diego Martinez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Redes y Servicios de Próxima Generación (GRyS)
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Tecnologías del Software y Sistemas Multimedia para la Sostenibilidad (CITSEM)
  • Departamento: Ingeniería y Arquitecturas Telemáticas
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