Secure and scalable data collection with time minimization in the smart grid

Suleyman Uludag, King Shan Lui, Wenyu Ren, Klara Nahrstedt

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Abstract

Deployment of data generation devices such as sensors and smart meters have been accelerating toward the vision of smart grid. The volume of data to be collected increases tremendously. Secure, efficient, and scalable data collection becomes a challenging task. In this paper, we present a secure and scalable data communications protocol for smart grid data collection. Under a hierarchical architecture, relay nodes [also known as data collectors (DCs)] collect and convey the data securely from measurement devices to the power operator. While the DCs can verify the integrity, they are not given access to the content, which may pave the way for third party providers to deliver value-added services or even the data collection itself. We further present optimization solutions for minimizing the total data collection time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7061965
Pages (from-to)43-54
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Smart Grid
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2016

Keywords

  • Data collection with time minimization in the smart grid
  • Scalable data collection in the smart grid
  • Secure data collection in the smart grid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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