Validating secure and reliable IP/MPLS communications for current differential protection

S.M. Blair, C.D. Booth, B. De Valck, D. Verhulst, C. Kirasack, K.Y. Wong, S. Lakshminarayanan

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Abstract

Current differential protection has stringent real-time communications requirements and it is critical that protection traffic is transmitted securely, i.e., by using appropriate data authentication and encryption methods. This paper demonstrates that real-time encryption of protection traffic in IP/MPLS-based communications networks is possible with negligible impact on performance and system operation. It is also shown how the impact of jitter and asymmetrical delay in real communications networks can be eliminated. These results will provide confidence to power utilities that modern IP/MPLS infrastructure can securely and reliably cater for even the most demanding applications.

Conference

ConferenceDPSP - Developments in Power Systems Protection 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period7/03/1610/03/16

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Telecommunication networks
Cryptography
Communication
Jitter
Authentication

Keywords

  • communications
  • current differential protection
  • encryption
  • IEC 61850
  • IEEE C37.94
  • teleprotection

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Blair, S. M., Booth, C. D., De Valck, B., Verhulst, D., Kirasack, C., Wong, K. Y., & Lakshminarayanan, S. (2016). Validating secure and reliable IP/MPLS communications for current differential protection. Paper presented at DPSP - Developments in Power Systems Protection 2016, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
Blair, S.M. ; Booth, C.D. ; De Valck, B. ; Verhulst, D. ; Kirasack, C. ; Wong, K.Y. ; Lakshminarayanan, S. / Validating secure and reliable IP/MPLS communications for current differential protection. Paper presented at DPSP - Developments in Power Systems Protection 2016, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.6 p.
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2016. Paper presented at DPSP - Developments in Power Systems Protection 2016, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

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Blair SM, Booth CD, De Valck B, Verhulst D, Kirasack C, Wong KY et al. Validating secure and reliable IP/MPLS communications for current differential protection. 2016. Paper presented at DPSP - Developments in Power Systems Protection 2016, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.