Routing resilience evaluation for smart metering: Definition, metric and techniques

Ochirkhand Erdene-Ochir, Mohamed Abdallah, Khaled Qaraqe, Marine Minier, Fabrice Valois

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Abstract

The operations of smart metering heavily rely on the communication network for efficient data gathering, thus eliminating manual meter reading. Smart electronic devices are deployed in open, unattended and possibly hostile environment such as consumer's home and office areas, making them particularly vulnerable to physical attacks. Resilience is needed to mitigate such inherent vulnerabilities and risks related to security and reliability. In this article, a general overview of the resilience including definition, metric and resilient techniques relevant for smart metering is presented. A quantitative metric, visual and meaningful, based on the graphical representation is adopted to compare routing protocols in the sense of resilience against active insider attacks. Five well-known routing protocols from the main categories have been studied through simulations and their resilience is evaluated according to the given metric. Resilient techniques introduced to these protocols have enhanced significantly the resilience against attacks providing route diversification.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE 25th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communication, PIMRC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1867-1871
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479949120
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2014
Event2014 25th IEEE Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communication, IEEE PIMRC 2014 - Washington, United States
Duration: 2 Sep 20145 Sep 2014

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC
Volume2014-June

Other

Other2014 25th IEEE Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communication, IEEE PIMRC 2014
CountryUnited States
CityWashington
Period2/9/145/9/14

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Keywords

  • attacks
  • communication protocols
  • data gathering
  • reliability
  • resilience
  • security
  • smart metering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Erdene-Ochir, O., Abdallah, M., Qaraqe, K., Minier, M., & Valois, F. (2014). Routing resilience evaluation for smart metering: Definition, metric and techniques. In 2014 IEEE 25th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communication, PIMRC 2014 (pp. 1867-1871). [7136474] (IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC; Vol. 2014-June). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PIMRC.2014.7136474