Distributed multi-agent scheme to enhance cyber security of smart power grids

M. S. Rahman, H. R. Pota, M. A. Mahmud, M. J. Hossain, T. F. Orchi

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This paper presents a distributed multi-agent scheme for enhancing the cyber security of smart grids which integrates computational resources, physical processes, and communication capabilities. Smart grid infrastructures are vulnerable to various cyber attacks and noises whose influences are significant for reliable and secure operations. A distributed agent-based framework is developed to investigate the interactions between physical processes and cyber activities where the attacks are considered as additive sensor fault signals and noises as randomly generated disturbance signals. A model of innovative physical process-oriented counter-measure and abnormal angle-state observer is designed for detection and mitigation against integrity attacks. Furthermore, this model helps to identify if the observation errors are caused either by attacks or noises.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPESGM 2015
Subtitle of host publicationIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781467380409
ISBN (Print)9781467380416
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2015 - Denver, United States
Duration: 26 Jul 201530 Jul 2015

Publication series

NameIEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting
ISSN (Electronic)1932-5517


OtherIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • cyber-physical energy system
  • smart grid
  • agent
  • observer
  • decoupled control


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