Cyber-Physical Systems for Wide-Area Situational Awareness

TitleCyber-Physical Systems for Wide-Area Situational Awareness
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsC. Alcaraz, L. Cazorla, and J. Lopez
Book TitleCyber-Physical Systems: Foundations, Principles and Applications
Series VolumeIntelligent Data-Centric Systems
Pagination305 - 317
Date Published2017
PublisherAcademic Press
ISBN Number978-0-12-803801-7
KeywordsControl systems, Critical Infrastructure Protection, cyber-physical systems, Detection, Response, restoration, Wide-Area Situational Awareness

Abstract Cyber-physical systems (CPSs), integrated in critical infrastructures, could provide the minimal services that traditional situational awareness (SA) systems demand. However, their application in SA solutions for the protection of large control distributions against unforeseen faults may be insufficient. Dynamic protection measures have to be provided not only to locally detect unplanned deviations but also to prevent, respond, and restore from these deviations. The provision of these services as an integral part of the SA brings about a new research field known as wide-area situational awareness (WASA), highly dependent on CPSs for control from anywhere across multiple interconnections, and at any time. Thus, we review the state-of-the art of this new paradigm, exploring the different preventive and corrective measures considering the heterogeneity of CPSs, resulting in a guideline for the construction of automated WASA systems.

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