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Smart Networks & IoT Books

Need the answers to Smart Networks & IoT questions?

Andres Carvallo and Artech House have published the following books to get you the best answers.  They are all must reads !!!

We are very passionate about finding the right answers, about sharing the knowledge, about building perfection, about sustainability, and about harmony.  We hope that the following books will point you in the right direction:



Published 2017
Pages: 208

This practical resource highlights the systematic problems Internet of Things is encountering on its journey to mass adoption. Professionals are offered solutions to key questions about IoT systems today, including potential network scalability issues, storage, and computing. Security and privacy are explored and the value of sensor-collected data is explained. Costs of deployment and transformation are covered and the model-driven deployment of IoT systems is explored. Presenting a pragmatic real-world approach to IoT, this book covers technology components such as communication, computing, storage and mobility, as well as business insights and social implications.

Internet of Things Today; Scalability of Networks, Storage, and Computing; Security and Privacy; Sensor Informatics and Business Insights; Mobile Sensing; Democratizing Analytics – Analytics-as-a-Service; Real Internet of Things.

Arpan Pal is principal scientist at Tata Consultancy Services and head of their Kolkata Innovation Lab. He received his Ph.D. in multimedia and communications from Aalborg University in Denmark, his M.Tech in telecommunications systems engineering and his B.Tech in electronics and electrical communications engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.

Balamuralidhar Purushothaman is principal scientist at Tata Consultancy Services and head of their Bangalore Innovation Lab. He received his Ph.D. in cognitive wireless communications from Aalborg University, Denmark, his M.Tech in electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and his B.Tech in electrical engineering from Kerala University, India.

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Sendin Telecom Networks

Published: 07/31/2016
Pages: 360

This comprehensive new resource demonstrates how to build smart grids utilizing the latest telecommunications technologies. Readers find practical coverage of PLC and wireless for smart grid and are given concise excerpts of the different technologies, networks, and services around it. Design and planning guidelines are shown through the combination of electricity grid and telecommunications technologies that support the reliability, performance and security requirements needed in smart grid applications. This book covers a wide range of critical topics, including telecommunications for power engineers, power engineering for telecommunications engineers, utility applications projecting in smart grids, technologies for smart grid networks, and telecommunications architecture. This practical reference is supported with in-depth case studies.

General View of the Smart Grids; Telecommunications for Power Engineers; Power Engineering for Telecommunication Engineers; Utility Applications Projecting into Smart Grids; Telecommunication Technologies for Smart Grid Networks; Telecommunications Architecture; Case Study- PLC as the Key Enabler of Smart Grid; Case Study-Radio as the Media for Agile Smart Grid Expansion; Case Study-Guidelines for the Implementation of the Smart Grid.

Alberto Sendin, Miguel A. Sanchesz-Fornie, Inigo Berganza, Javier Simon,and Iker Urrutiaare all faculty members in the department of telecommunications at Iberdrola, Spain.

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Lehpamer Intro to Power Uti Coms

Published: 04/30/2016
Pages: 290

This timely new book is a cutting edge resource for engineers involved in the electric utility industry. This one-of-a-kind resource explores the planning, design, and deployment of communications networks, including fiber, microwave, RF, and Ethernet in electric utility spaces as related to Smart Grid. Readers are presented with an introduction to power utility communications, providing a thorough overview of data transmission media, electrical grid, and power grid modernization. Communication fundamentals and fiber-optic radio system design are also covered. Network performance and reliability considerations are discussed including channel protection, system latency, and cyber and grid security. Clear examples and calculations are presented to demonstrate reliability and availability measures for fiber-optic systems.

Introduction to Communication Systems; Communications Fundamentals; Introduction to Fiber–Optic System Design; Introduction to Radio System Design; Utility Communications Network Performance and Reliability Considerations; Regulatory and Safety Challenges; Installation, Testing and Commissioning.

Harvey Lehpamer works as senior project engineer at POWER Engineers, Inc. in San Diego, California. He received his Ph. D. in electrical engineering and his M.S. in radio communications and professional electronics from the University of Zagreb, in Croatia. He has over 30 years of experience in the planning, design, and deployment of wireless and wireline networks including microwave, fiber-optic, and other communication systems and has worked for a number of well-know telecom and wireless, manufacturing, and power utility organizations around the world. He currently teaches “Microwave Transmission Engineering,” at University of California – Extension, in San Diego, and “Utility Communications” at Gonzaga University, WA.

“Introduction to Power Utility Communications is an outstanding foundational reference for students, engineers, and professionals needing a working knowledge of the variety of communication channels employed for protection, control, data and voice transmission in the utility space. The text offers clear description and illustration of the strengths and limitations of the multitude of communication channels available today, including wired, wireless, and fiber optic systems. Basic channel design concepts and considerations are included, as well as treatments of protocol selection, security, and project management for communication infrastructure installations. Dr. Lehpamer has prepared an extremely accessible entry-text simplifying a complex suite of subjects.” John J. Kumm, P.E. Director, SCADA and Analytical Services POWER Engineers, Inc.

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Carvallo 2nd edition

Published: 02/28/2015
Pages: 296

Placing emphasis on practical “how-to” guidance, this cutting-edge resource provides a first-hand, insider’s perspective on the advent and evolution of smart grids in the 21st century. This book presents engineers, researchers, and students with the building blocks that comprise basic smart grids, including power plant, transmission substation, distribution, and meter automation. Moreover, this forward-looking volume explores the next step of this technology’s evolution. It provides a detailed explanation of how an advanced smart grid incorporates demand response with smart appliances and management mechanisms for distributed generation, energy storage, and electric vehicles. This updated second edition focuses on the disruptive impact of DER AND MIcrogrids. This new edition also includes a glossary with well over 100 acronyms and terms, acknowledging the tremendous challenge for a student of smart energy and smart grid to grasp this complex industry.

The Inevitable Emergence of the Smart Grid; Smart Grid System Components; Smart Convergence; Smart Grid 1.0 Emerges; Envisioning and Designing Smart Grid 2.0; Today’s Smart Grid; Fast-Forward to Smart Grid 3.0.

Andres Carvallo is the CEO of CMG, a strategy consulting and advisory company enabling smarter cities, utilities, enterprises, vendors, and startups. He earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Kansas with a concentration in Robotics and Control Systems.

John Cooper currently works with Siemens new Business Transformation Services division, helping utilities plan and execute a managed transition into a sustainable energy business. He earned his M.B.A. with honors from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.

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