Industrial and Grid Security

Establishing resilient infrastructures that operate when sensors and physical assets are perturbed is an important national objective. Two related LDRD projects created state-of-the-art technology to address this goal. The first helps enable a resilient electric power grid monitoring system that is applicable to the Smart Grid, where many deployed sensors may be subject to off-normal events. The Resilient Condition Assessment Monitoring (ReCAM) System enables graceful degradation (as opposed to collapse) under natural or malicious sensor malfunctioning. The second project, the Resilient Monitoring, Adaptation, and Control (ReMAC) System, emphasizes control strategies by extending and integrating the ReCAM achievements and monitoring technologies developed by Purdue University. Specifically, ReMAC develops companion methods for addressing controllability and stability challenges of these systems.