Propagation Delays

Measuring Propagation Delays and Assessing Performance of Power Utility Communication Networks

by Fred Steinhauser, OMICRON electronics, Austria

The different protocols offered by IEC 61850 can be transmitted over a common communication network for transporting traffic of different kinds from multiple senders to multiple receivers instead of using multiple point-to-point connections. There have always been concerns regarding what might happen if high traffic load occurs on such a network, especially when many components of a power utility automation system initiate a data transfer because of an event in the electrical power system.   More

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