Visible to the public A cyber physical power system co-simulation platform

TitleA cyber physical power system co-simulation platform
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsNi, Ming, Xue, Yusheng, Tong, Heqin, Li, Manli
Conference Name2018 Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems (MSCPES)
Date PublishedApril 2018
ISBN Number978-1-5386-4105-7
Keywordsautomatic voltage control, AVC, closed loop systems, composability, control engineering computing, CPS modeling, cyber physical power system co-simulation platform, Cyber physical system, Cyber Physical System (CPS), cyber-attack, denial-of-service attack, hardware-in-the loop simulation, Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL), hardware-in-the-loop simulation function, information and communication technology, Metrics, power engineering computing, power grid, power system control, power system security, power system simulation, power system stability, pubcrawl, Real-time Systems, resilience, Resiliency, Routing protocols, simulation, simulations, smart power grids, Synchronization, Voltage control

With the tighter integration of power system and Information and Communication Technology (ICT), power grid is becoming a typical cyber physical system (CPS). It is important to analyze the impact of the cyber event on power system, so that it is necessary to build a co-simulation system for studying the interaction between power system and ICT. In this paper, a cyber physical power system (CPPS) co-simulation platform is proposed, which includes the hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation function. By using flexible interface, various simulation software for power system and ICT can be interconnected into the platform to build co-simulation tools for various simulation purposes. To demonstrate it as a proof, one simulation framework for real life cyber-attack on power system control is introduced. In this case, the real life denial-of-service attack on a router in automatic voltage control (AVC) is simulated to demonstrate impact of cyber-attack on power system.

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