PhD Seminar: Development of a Cyber-Resilient Line Current Differential RelayExport this event to calendar

Monday, July 16, 2018 — 11:00 AM EDT

Candidate: Amir Ameli

Title: Development of a Cyber-Resilient Line Current Differential Relay

Date: July 16, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM

Place: EIT 3145

Supervisor(s): El-Saadany, Ehab

Abstract:

The application of line current differential relays (LCDRs) to protect transmission lines has recently proliferated. However, the reliance of LCDRs on digital communication channels has raised growing cyber-security concerns. This study investigates the impacts of false data injection attacks (FDIAs) on the performance of LCDRs. It also develops coordinated attacks that involve multiple components, including LCDRs, and can cause false line tripping. Additionally, this work proposes a technique for detecting FDIAs against LCDRs and differentiating them from actual faults in two-terminal lines. In this method, when an LCDR detects a fault, instead of immediately tripping the line, it calculates and measures the superimposed voltage at its local terminal, using the proposed positive-sequence (PS) and negative-sequence (NS) submodules. To calculate this voltage, the LCDR models the protected line in detail and replaces the rest of the system with a Thevenin equivalent that produces accurate responses at the line terminals. Afterwards, remote current measurement is utilized by the PS and NS submodules to compute each sequence's superimposed voltage. A difference between the calculated and the measured superimposed voltages in any sequence reveals that the remote current measurements are not authentic. Thus, the LCDR's trip command is blocked. The effectiveness of the proposed method is corroborated using simulation results for the IEEE 39-bus test system. The performance of the proposed method is also tested using an OPAL real-time simulator (RTS).

Location 
EIT
Room 3145
200 University Avenue West

Kitchener, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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