Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1-2015

Abstract

This paper applies a con-resistant trust mechanism to improve the performance of a communications-based special protection system to enhance its effectiveness and resiliency. Smart grids incorporate modern information technologies to increase reliability and efficiency through better situational awareness. However, with the benefits of this new technology come the added risks associated with threats and vulnerabilities to the technology and to the critical infrastructure it supports. The research in this paper uses con-resistant trust to quickly identify malicious or malfunctioning (untrustworthy) protection system nodes to mitigate instabilities. The con-resistant trust mechanism allows protection system nodes to make trust assessments based on the node's cooperative and defective behaviors. These behaviors are observed via frequency readings which are prediodically reported. The trust architecture is tested in experiments by comparing a simulated special protection system with a con-resistant trust mechanism to one without the mechanism via an analysis of the variance statistical model. Simulation results show promise for the proposed con-resistant trust mechanism. © IEEE

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The publisher's version of record can be found at IEEE:
Shipman, C. M., Hopkinson, K. M., & Lopez Jr., J. L. (2015). Con-Resistant Trust for Improved Reliability in a Smart Grid Special Protection System. IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, 30(1), 455–461. https://doi.org/10.1109/TPWRD.2014.2358074

The DTIC version of the article is supplied in this record: HDIAC-2176758. The DTIC version of the paper is posted on AFIT Scholar through open access terms for the source publication, found at IEEE.

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DOI

10.1109/TPWRD.2014.2358074

Source Publication

IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery

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