Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Computer Engineering

First Advisor's Name

Kemal Akkaya

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Arif Selcuk Uluagac

Second Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Member

Third Advisor's Name

Alexander Pons

Third Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Member

Keywords

Smart Grid, AMI Networks, Testbed, Security, Privacy, ns-3

Date of Defense

3-30-2017

Abstract

Although smart meters are deployed in many countries, the data collection process from smart meters in Smart Grid (SG) still has some challenges related to consumer privacy that needs to be addressed. Referred to as Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), the data collected and transmitted through the AMI can leak sensitive information about the consumers if it is sent as a plaintext.

While many solutions have been proposed in the past, the deployment of these solutions in real-life was not possible since the actual AMIs were not accessible to researchers. Therefore, a lot of solutions relied on simulations which may not be able to capture the real performance of these solutions. In this thesis, two 802.11s wireless mesh-based SG AMI network testbeds are developed with Beaglebone Black and Raspberry Pi 3 boards to provide a baseline for the simulations. The Raspberry Pi 3 testbed is also configured to be remotely accessible.

Identifier

FIDC001799

ORCID

http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3838-9133

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