Remote Management of EDS Experiments

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Industry Collaborators: 

This effort aims to enable capability to be leveraged for cyber-physical experimentation across the CREDC portfolio. As such, this activity is not directly tied to industry. However, indirectly, these capabilities enable the validation and verification of technology that will potentially be deployed to industry across the entire CREDC portfolio.

Summary Statement: 

NOTE: this is no longer an active CREDC research activity.

A keystone to successful transition of CREDC research from concept to field deployment is use of testbed resources to develop those tools, and then to put them through a rigorous validation and verification process. While testbeds for EDS do exist in a variety of universities and national labs, they require the user/evaluator to be physically present at the testbed, with experiment configurations installed by testbed staff. This effort will leverage existing and proposed capabilities to realize a remotely accessible environment that supports tool development and evaluation. Our focus will be on providing near-seamless accessibility to testbed resources and necessary visibility to manage and operate experiments remotely. This builds on the composable virtual architecture and the physical provisioning.

Energy Delivery System (EDS) Gap Analysis: 

A keystone to successful transition of CREDC research from concept to field deployment is use of testbed resources to develop those tools, and then to put them through a rigorous validation and verification process. While testbeds for EDS do exist in variety of universities and national labs, they require the user/evaluator to be physically present at the testbed, with experiment configurations installed by testbed staff. This effort will leverage existing and proposed capabilities to realize a remotely accessible environment that supports tool development and evaluation. This is critical for a consortium like CREDC, but will have broader impact as the framework we develop can be used by other EDS testbeds.

Reference the research activity fact sheet (PDF) for an extended gap analysis and bibliography.

How does this research activity address the Roadmap to Achieve Energy Delivery Systems Cybersecurity?
This research focus on enabling capabilities that allow researchers to explore all of the framework areas, including but not limited to:

  • Build a Culture of Security
  • Assess and Monitor Risk
  • Develop and Implement New Protective Measures to Reduce Risk
  • Manage Incidents
  • Sustain Security Improvements
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Research Posters:

Status of Activity: 
Inactive