Inter-Technology Bridging Gateway: A Low Cost Legacy Adaptation Approach to Secure Industrial Systems

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A major hindrance in industry modernization is the interoperability issues between existing legacy and new systems. Legacy systems normally have security vulnerabilities and are cost prohibitive to upgrade/replace. Thus, a feasible solution is needed to equip legacy systems with secure emerging technologies. This paper presents a low-cost ARM processor based Inter-Technology Bridging Gateway (ITBG). Its modular design makes it easily customizable for any industrial application. As a use case, this paper presents design, implementation, compliance testing and validation of ITBG for synchrophasor technology in smart grid. It bridges technological gap between legacy and new phasor devices by supporting two-way protocol translation between IEEE C37.118.2 and IEC 61850-90-5 standards. Further, it ensures system security by using IEC recommended GDOI security mechanism. Experiments in a laboratory based physical testbed successfully validated ITBG for different time-critical synchrophasor applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM)
Publisher IEEE
Publication statusPublished - 10 Aug 2018
EventIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting - Portland, United States
Duration: 05 Aug 201809 Aug 2018

Publication series

NameIEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting
ISSN (Electronic)1944-9933


ConferenceIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
Abbreviated titleIEEE PES GM 2018
CountryUnited States
Internet address


  • Cyber Security
  • industrial control system
  • Smart Grid
  • legacy
  • interoperability
  • Security
  • Synchrophasor
  • PMU
  • IEEE C37.118.2
  • IEC 61850-90-5
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Cyber Physical Systems
  • Gateway

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