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Industrial Wireless Technologies and their Applications for Protection Automation & Monitoring

By Palak Parikh, Justin Smith, and Michael Pilon, GE Grid Solutions

Advanced industrial wireless technology offers inexpensive installation, rapid deployment, widespread access, and mobile/portable communications which wired technologies and even older wireless technologies often cannot provide. As communication networks evolve and data demand from the network increases, advancements in industrial wireless technology is demonstrating strong applicability for various power grid applications. There have been recent advancements in industrial wireless communications that can be utilized by new protection, automation and monitoring applications in distribution & industrial facilities to provide robust and reliable performance. More

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