NEWS  |  Mitsubishi Electric and MERL Help Develop IEEE Smart Meter Coexistence Standards

Date released: May 17, 2021


  •  NEWS   Mitsubishi Electric and MERL Help Develop IEEE Smart Meter Coexistence Standards
  • Date:

    April 23, 2021

  • Description:

    IoT applications such as smart metering system are rapidly increasing. A broad range of low power wide area communication technologies have been developed. These systems all operate in frequencies below 1 GHz, commonly called Sub-1 GHz frequency bands, to meet various application requirements. Several communication standards and proprietary technologies already use the Sub-1 GHz bands: IEEE 802.15.4g (Wi-SUN), IEEE 802.11ah (Wi-Fi HaLow), LoRa, SigFox and RFID. Due to limited spectrum in the Sub-1 GHz frequency bands, it is likely that applications will compete for the same resources and interfere with one another. This is a particular issue in Japan where the amount of license-exempt Sub-1 GHz frequencies is more limited than in other regulatory regions. Therefore, the coexistence becomes an issue to be addressed. Accordingly, IEEE New Standards Committee and Standard Board formed IEEE 802.19.3 Task Group in 2018 to develop guidelines and best practices for the coexistence of IEEE 802.11 and IEEE 802.15.4 based systems and to guide product deployment. MERL member Jianlin Guo took a lead role as Task Group Technical Editor, and was supported by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation researchers Yukimasa Nagai, Takenori Sumi and consultant Benjamin A. Rolfe (Task Group Chair) in the development of this standard. As of April 2021 a new standard recommended practice document, IEEE Recommended Practice for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks—Part 19: Coexistence Methods for IEEE 802.11 and IEEE 802.15.4 Based Systems Operating in the Sub‐1 GHz Frequency Bands, was published. This will help guide future IoT/smart metering system deployment. The standard is widely available for download from the IEEE Standards Association at https://standards.ieee.org/standard/802_19_3-2021.html.

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  • External Link:

    https://standards.ieee.org/standard/802_19_3-2021.html

  • Research Areas:

    Communications, Electric Systems

    •  Nagai, Y., Sumi, T., Guo, J., Orlik, P.V., Mineno, H., "Hybrid CSMA/CA for Sub-1 GHz Frequency Band Coexistence of IEEE 802.11ah and IEEE 802.15.4g", Consumer Device System 28th Research Presentation, September 2020.
      BibTeX TR2020-133 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Nagai2020sep,
      • author = {Nagai, Yukimasa and Sumi, Takenori and Guo, Jianlin and Orlik, Philip V. and Mineno, Hiroshi},
      • title = {Hybrid CSMA/CA for Sub-1 GHz Frequency Band Coexistence of IEEE 802.11ah and IEEE 802.15.4g},
      • booktitle = {Consumer Device System 28th Research Presentation},
      • year = 2020,
      • month = sep,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2020-133}
      • }
    •  Guo, J., Nagai, Y., Sumi, T., Orlik, P.V., Yamauchi, T., "Hybrid CSMA/CA for Sub-1 GHz Frequency Band Coexistence of IEEE 802.11ah and IEEE 802.15.4g", International Workshop on Informatics (IWIN), September 2020.
      BibTeX TR2020-127 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Guo2020sep,
      • author = {Guo, Jianlin and Nagai, Yukimasa and Sumi, Takenori and Orlik, Philip V. and Yamauchi, Takahisa},
      • title = {Hybrid CSMA/CA for Sub-1 GHz Frequency Band Coexistence of IEEE 802.11ah and IEEE 802.15.4g},
      • booktitle = {International Workshop on Informatics (IWIN)},
      • year = 2020,
      • month = sep,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2020-127}
      • }
    •  Liu, Y., Guo, J., Orlik, P.V., Nagai, Y., Watanabe, K., Sumi, T., "Coexistence of 802.11ah and 802.15.4g Networks", IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), DOI: 10.1109/​WCNC.2018.8376972, April 2018.
      BibTeX TR2018-214 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Liu2018apr,
      • author = {Liu, Ying and Guo, Jianlin and Orlik, Philip V. and Nagai, Yukimasa and Watanabe, Kotaro and Sumi, Takenori},
      • title = {Coexistence of 802.11ah and 802.15.4g Networks},
      • booktitle = {IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC)},
      • year = 2018,
      • month = apr,
      • doi = {10.1109/WCNC.2018.8376972},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2018-214}
      • }