Visible to the public Cyber-Resilience Enhancement of PMU Networks Using Software-Defined Networking

TitleCyber-Resilience Enhancement of PMU Networks Using Software-Defined Networking
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsQu, Yanfeng, Chen, Gong, Liu, Xin, Yan, Jiaqi, Chen, Bo, Jin, Dong
Conference Name2020 IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids (SmartGridComm)
Date Publishednov
KeywordsCommunication networks, cyber-security, grid resilience, Handheld computers, Observability, Phasor Measurement Unit, phasor measurement units, Power measurement, Power systems, pubcrawl, resilience, Resiliency, Smart grids, software-defined networking, System recovery
AbstractPhasor measurement unit (PMU) networks are increasingly deployed to offer timely and high-precision measurement of today's highly interconnected electric power systems. To enhance the cyber-resilience of PMU networks against malicious attacks and system errors, we develop an optimization-based network management scheme based on the software-defined networking (SDN) communication infrastructure to recovery PMU network connectivity and restore power system observability. The scheme enables fast network recovery by optimizing the path generation and installation process, and moreover, compressing the SDN rules to be installed on the switches. We develop a prototype system and perform system evaluation in terms of power system observability, recovery speed, and rule compression using the IEEE 30-bus system and IEEE 118-bus system.
Citation Keyqu_cyber-resilience_2020