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Title: Designing a Distributed Systems Architecture Testbed for Real-Time Power Grid Systems

Abstract

Power engineers who are striving to improve real-time attribute of power grid applications are ill equipped with software engineering methods and tools that allow them to rigorously evaluate their designs, taken into account data communication, geographic locations, and high performance computing capacity. This paper presents a technical approach to designing a testbed for embedding real-time monitoring and computation functionalities into the power grid system. The approach focuses on integrating the parallel computational models with the data management infrastructure for near-real time power grid state estimation. We study and summarize various forces and requirements that drive the design decisions in the distributed systems architecture. Given the continental scale of the power grid, it is important for the testbed to be extensible and scalable within a complex topology of physical entities, controlled by an overlaid network of power utilities and regulatory balancing authorities. This paper outlines the technical steps, and software toolkits to develop this testbed.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1024539
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-79353
TRN: US201119%%451
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: The 23rd International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE 2011), July 7-9, 2011, Miami, Florida, 268-271
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE; CAPACITY; DESIGN; ENGINEERS; MANAGEMENT; MONITORING; PERFORMANCE; TOPOLOGY; distributed architecture; power grid; real-time; testbed

Citation Formats

Liu, Yan, Gorton, Ian, Chen, Yousu, and Jin, Shuangshuang. Designing a Distributed Systems Architecture Testbed for Real-Time Power Grid Systems. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Liu, Yan, Gorton, Ian, Chen, Yousu, & Jin, Shuangshuang. Designing a Distributed Systems Architecture Testbed for Real-Time Power Grid Systems. United States.
Liu, Yan, Gorton, Ian, Chen, Yousu, and Jin, Shuangshuang. Sat . "Designing a Distributed Systems Architecture Testbed for Real-Time Power Grid Systems". United States.
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abstractNote = {Power engineers who are striving to improve real-time attribute of power grid applications are ill equipped with software engineering methods and tools that allow them to rigorously evaluate their designs, taken into account data communication, geographic locations, and high performance computing capacity. This paper presents a technical approach to designing a testbed for embedding real-time monitoring and computation functionalities into the power grid system. The approach focuses on integrating the parallel computational models with the data management infrastructure for near-real time power grid state estimation. We study and summarize various forces and requirements that drive the design decisions in the distributed systems architecture. Given the continental scale of the power grid, it is important for the testbed to be extensible and scalable within a complex topology of physical entities, controlled by an overlaid network of power utilities and regulatory balancing authorities. This paper outlines the technical steps, and software toolkits to develop this testbed.},
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