A scalable FMI-compatible cosimulation platform for distribution grid cybersecurity studies using data analytics

The objective of this project is to develop and customize a cosimulation platform capable of integrating multi-formalism simulators for SG cybersecurity analysis. This enables one to provide a cosimulation platform which is characterized by scalability (no limitation in terms of nodes/buses of communication/power systems), compatibility with the Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI) standard and capability of synchronized integration of any two abstract simulators (NS-3, OMNeT++ for communication network and EMTP, MATLAB/Simulink for power system). Such cosimulation platform would be employed to visualize the impact of cyberattacks on the distribution grid, to generate the relevant data that can be processed using advanced analytical tools to design efficient defense. Those defense techniques consist of intrusion detection and attack mitigation. Moreover, the cosimulation platform would be used to validate the efficiency of the obtained mitigation solutions. This project will provide Hydro-Québec with an advanced cybersecurity testbed for the assessment of countermeasures and security solutions of its electrical power network.

Faculty Supervisor:

Keyhan Sheshyekani


Danial Jafarigiv


Institut de recherche d’Hydro‐Québec


Engineering - computer / electrical




École Polytechnique de Montréal



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