WASAM: A Dynamic Wide-Area Situational Awareness Model for Critical Domains in Smart Grids

TitleWASAM: A Dynamic Wide-Area Situational Awareness Model for Critical Domains in Smart Grids
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsC. Alcaraz, and J. Lopez
JournalFuture Generation Computer Systems
Volume30
Pagination146-154
PublisherElsevier
ISSN Number0167-739X
KeywordsCloud Computing, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Smart Grid, Wide-Area Situational Awareness, wireless sensor networks
Abstract

Control from anywhere and at anytime is nowadays a matter of paramount importance in critical systems. This is the case of the Smart Grid and its domains which should be monitored through intelligent and dynamic mechanisms able to anticipate, detect and respond before disruptions arise within the system. Given this fact and its importance for social welfare and the economy, a model for wide-area situational awareness is proposed in this paper. The model is based on a set of current technologies such as the wireless sensor networks, the ISA100.11a standard and cloud-computing together with a set of high-level functional services. These services include global and local support for prevention through a simple forecast scheme, detection of anomalies in the observation tasks, response to incidents, tests of accuracy and maintenance, as well as recovery of states and control in crisis situations.

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Citation Keyalcaraz2013b
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