Towards Automated Fault Management in Smart Grid Communication Systems

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Robin Doumerc
4. term, Networks and Distributed Systems, Master (Master Programme)
This master thesis deals with automated
fault management in communication
systems, with a particular interest
on smart grid networks.
Smart grid is the upcoming way to manage
the electricity grid, using modern
communication technics and a decentralized
architecture.
Due to the criticality of the data, smart
grid systems use a two-networks solution,
one primary and a backup one.
Such configuration has been emulated
in the simulator OMNeT++, using
ADSL and LTE as a first and secondary
network.
A fault detection algorithm based on
probe’s metrics such as end-to-end delay
and inter-arrival time of probes,
has been implemented. The results of
the simulations show that the detection
process is functional. However, the best
performances are obtained using highfrequency
probes, which can reduce the
scalability of such systems.
some future works could focus on the
use of other principal networks such as
Wireless Mesh, or simulations working
on test beds.
LanguageEnglish
Publication date4 Jun 2014
Number of pages89
ID: 198541048