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Title: Final Scientific/Technical Report

Abstract

A new blockchain-based technology is needed for energy systems (including fossil fuel-based power plants) to detect and mitigate false command signals (i.e., from hackers) and other cybersecurity threats to achieve a robust and reliable operation. To address this need, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) has completed the Distributed Secure Anonymous Ledger (DSEAL) Phase I SBIR project, which is a novel component of the fossil energy-based plant. DSEAL is based on an innovatively customized MultiChain protocol/framework that provides security and verification of control commands and real-time measurement data from sensor networks and “smart” components in an energy-generation system. As a result, it provides detection and mitigation of false command signals and other cyber threats. During Phase I, existing blockchain technologies were investigated, and a reliable blockchain-based cybersecurity technology for energy systems—including system architecture, framework design, and algorithms—was developed. This approach’s feasibility was demonstrated by assembling, testing, and evaluating a technology readiness level (TRL)-4 prototype. Testing and evaluation results demonstrated the capability of DSEAL to defend power plant infrastructures from cyber threats in near real time, resulting in a robust and reliable energy system operation. Plans were also devised to enhance DSEAL’s cyber defense capabilities in preparation of DSEAL’s integration with fossil energy-basedmore » systems in Phase II.« less

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Physical Optics Corp., Torrance, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Physical Optics Corp., Torrance, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1432556
Report Number(s):
ISRN POC10100-DOEDSEAL-2018-APR10FINAL
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0017736
Type / Phase:
SBIR (Phase I)
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; Blockchain; cyber threat detection; cyber threat mitigation; energy system cyber security

Citation Formats

Milovanov, Alexander. Final Scientific/Technical Report. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Milovanov, Alexander. Final Scientific/Technical Report. United States.
Milovanov, Alexander. Tue . "Final Scientific/Technical Report". United States.
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