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Smart Networks & IoT Books

Need the answers to Smart Networks & IoT questions?

Andres Carvallo and Artech House have published 4 Telecom/IoT 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:

IEC 61850 Demystified


This comprehensive overview of 61850 standard/protocol focuses on implementation, taking the reader through the development and concepts of IEC 61850. This includes the initial work by General Motors (Manufacturing Automation Protocol), EPRI (UCA 1.0 and UCA 2.0), IEEE (TR 1550), and IEC 61850. The standard is a significant piece of many IIoT (industrial internet of things) strategies for substation communication.

The book discusses and documents the basic research and theory of guaranteed multicast done for IEC 61850 GOOSE as well as the shift from variable technology to object oriented technology. The layering principles, as well as the structure, of IEC 61850 are discussed in detail as well as the actual communication profiles that have been created to support substation/distribution automation, distributed energy resources, and synchrophasors. Real applications will be discussed as well as the future direction of the standard. The author is a technical co-editor of IEC 61850 standard and a leader in US implementations, having been involved with the technology from its inception.


Introduction; What Makes IEC 61850 Different; History of IEC 61850; The Need for Speed: Networking versus Hardwire; Harmonizing IEC 61850 and IEEE TR1550; Structure of the IEC 61850 Standard; Read Before Proceeding: Use of UML in this Book; Integration Patterns; Basic IEC 61850; IEC 61850-7-2 and IEC 61850-7-3; Engineering; Client and Server Communications; Impact of Cybersecurity.


Herbert Falk is a recognized expert on information integration technology, distributed object technology, and communication, having served on and chaired numerous industry technical committees. He received his MS-EE in electrical engineering from Northwestern University. Mr. Falk has been involved in the creation of IEC 61850 and is one of its editors. Additionally, he is the United States lead delegate for cyber security to International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Technical Committee (57) Working Group (WG) 15.

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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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