Development of ZigBee Wireless Communication System for Remote Diagnosis in Distribution Power Lines

배전선로 원격 진단을 위한 ZigBee 무선통신 시스템 개발

  • Lee, Kyeong-Seob (Department of Electrical Engineering, Seoil University) ;
  • Chung, Dong-Hyun (Department of Information and Telecommunication Engineering, Far East University)
  • 이경섭 (서일대학교 전기과) ;
  • 정동현 (극동대학교 정보통신공학과)
  • Received : 2015.07.27
  • Accepted : 2015.08.25
  • Published : 2015.09.01


This paper presents a ZigBee wireless communication system for remote diagnosis in overhead distribution power lines. The system is divided in three parts in the functional aspect - a host computer module, a remote controller module and a diagnostic system module. The host computer module designed as USB interface transmits control signals and receive data measured by sensor. The remote controller module operates the diagnostic system. Diagnostic system module communicates with internal main controller and host computer USB. Multiple communication channel is adopted for simultaneous operations of several diagnostic system. Dedicated protocol for each module is developed. The system is designed with a focus on low cost and small size suitable for lightweight and small diagnostic system.


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