Visible to the public Design of an Authentication and Key Management System for a Smart Meter Gateway in AMI

TitleDesign of an Authentication and Key Management System for a Smart Meter Gateway in AMI
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsChang, S. H., William, T., Wu, W. Z., Cheng, B. C., Chen, H., Hsu, P. H.
Conference Name2017 IEEE 6th Global Conference on Consumer Electronics (GCCE)
ISBN Number978-1-5090-4045-2
KeywordsAMI, authentication, DLMS/COSEM, domestic appliances, Encryption, Home appliances, home automation, home automation systems, human factors, internetworking, key management scheme, Logic gates, power usage statistics, privacy, privacy concerns, Protocols, pubcrawl, security concerns, smart appliance control, Smart grid, smart grid consumer privacy, smart meter, smart meter gateway, smart meters, SMGW, two-phase authentication mechanism

By applying power usage statistics from smart meters, users are able to save energy in their homes or control smart appliances via home automation systems. However, owing to security and privacy concerns, it is recommended that smart meters (SM) should not have direct communication with smart appliances. In this paper, we propose a design for a smart meter gateway (SMGW) associated with a two-phase authentication mechanism and key management scheme to link a smart grid with smart appliances. With placement of the SMGW, we can reduce the design complexity of SMs as well as enhance the strength of security.

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