IEEE C37.118-2 Synchrophasor Communication Framework: Overview, Cyber Vulnerabilities Analysis and Performance Evaluation

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Abstract

Synchrophasors have become an important part of the modern power system and numerous applications have been developed covering wide-area monitoring, protection and control. Most applications demand continuous transmission of synchrophasor data across large geographical areas and require an efficient communication framework. IEEE C37.118-2 evolved as one of the most successful synchrophasor communication standards and is widely adopted. However, it lacks a predefined security mechanism and is highly vulnerable to cyber attacks. This paper analyzes different types of cyber attacks on IEEE C37.118-2 communication system and evaluates their possible impact on any developed synchrophasor application. Further, the paper also recommends an efficent security mechanism that can provide strong protection against cyber attacks. Although, IEEE C37.118-2 has been widely adopted, there is no clear understanding of the requirements and limitations. To this aim, the paper also presents detailed performance evaluation of IEEE C37.118-2 implementations which could help determine required resources and network characteristics before designing any synchrophasor application.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy
PublisherSciTePress
Pages159-170
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-989-758-167-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2016
Event2nd International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Barceló Aran Mantegna Hotel, Rome, Italy
Duration: 19 Jan 201621 Feb 2016

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period19/01/201621/02/2016

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