This work presents Visual PeRF-Mesh, a tool that addresses the performance analysis and simulation of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) RF-mesh smart meter communication system. The tool encompasses several aspects of the network performance evaluation: from network planning to topology definition, from mathematical analysis to stochastic simulation. The tool can also prove easy to use and not computationally hungry while providing valuable insights on RF-mesh systems. The modular structure of the tool can allow high flexibility in tuning the input parameters and the integration with complex optimization models.
Published May 2016 , 15 pages