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Title: Device Access Abstractions for Resilient Information Architecture Platform for Smart Grid

An open application platform distributes the intelligence and control capability to local endpoints (or nodes) reducing total network traffic, improving speed of local actions by avoiding latency, and improving reliability by reducing dependencies on numerous devices and communication interfaces. The platform must be multi-tasking and able to host multiple applications running simultaneously. Given such a system, the core functions of power grid control systems include grid state determination, low level control, fault intelligence and reconfiguration, outage intelligence, power quality measurement, remote asset monitoring, configuration management, power and energy management (including local distributed energy resources, such as wind, solar and energy storage) can be eventually distributed. However, making this move requires extensive regression testing of systems to prove out new technologies, such as phasor measurement units (PMU). Additionally, as the complexity of the systems increase with the inclusion of new functionality (especially at the distribution and consumer levels), hidden coupling issues becomes a challenge with possible N-way interactions known and not known by device and application developers. Therefore, it is very important to provide core abstractions that ensure uniform operational semantics across such interactions. Here in this paper, we describe the pattern for abstracting device interactions we have developed for themore » RIAPS platform in the context of a microgrid control application we have developed.« less
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  1. Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN (United States)
  2. North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 1943-0663
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
IEEE Embedded Systems Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: IEEE Embedded Systems Letters; Journal ID: ISSN 1943-0663
Research Org:
Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
Country of Publication:
United States
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 42 ENGINEERING; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; Component-based software engineering; RIAPS; open application platform; phase/frequency regulation; device interface; microgrid resynchonizer; distributed; Power systems; Protocols; Software; Relays; Hardware; Real-time systems; Synchronization
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