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Designing a Software Platform for Evaluating Cyber-Attacks on The Electric PowerGrid

Abstract Energy management system (EMS) is at the heart of the operation and control of a modern electrical grid. Because of economic, safety, and security reasons, access to industrial grade EMS and real-world power system data is extremely limited. Therefore, the ability to simulate an EMS is invaluable in researching the EMS in normal and anomalous operating conditions.

I first lay the groundwork for a basic EMS loop simulation in modern power grids and review a class of cybersecurity threats called false data injection (FDI) attacks. Then I propose a software architecture as the basis of software simulation of the EMS loop and explain an actual software platform built using the proposed architecture. I also explain in detail the power analysis ... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Khodadadeh, Roozbeh (Author) / Sankar, Lalitha (Advisor) / Xue, Guoliang (Advisor) / Kosut, Oliver (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Computer science / EMS / FDI / grid / power / simulation / software
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 66 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Computer Science 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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