Securing electrical substation's wireless messaging with a lightweight crypto-algorithm IP core

Yasir Amer Abbas, Razali Jidin, Norziana Jamil, Muhammad Reza Z'aba

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Abstract

Monitoring assets such as remote electrical substations and remote small power stations often pose challenges to utility companies. Often, cheap solutions to monitor and to provide an online control for these assets are by means of cellular. However, using this kind of communication requires proper security measures, but not at the expense of cost. Therefore, to improve security of wireless communication of these remote assets, we would like to propose a light-weight crypto-algorithm in the form hardware circuits called IP core. The crypto-algorithm has been implemented within an environment of microprocessor system on a XILINX Field Programmable Logic Arrays chip. A complete microprocessor system consists of Micro-Blaze processor, memory, serial communication and a light-weight crypto-algorithm can be fitted on a single XILINX VIRTEX chip. We have tested the system with a simplified version of the crypto-algorithm on a VIRTEX evaluation board, using GSM modems communicate over a cellular network.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceeding - 2014 IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy, PECon 2014
EditorsMohd Izhwan Muhamad, Mohammad Nawawi Seroji
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages159-163
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479972975
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Mar 2014
Event2014 IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy, PECon 2014 - Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Duration: 01 Dec 201403 Dec 2014

Other

Other2014 IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy, PECon 2014
CountryMalaysia
CityKuching, Sarawak
Period01/12/1403/12/14

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Abbas, Y. A., Jidin, R., Jamil, N., & Z'aba, M. R. (2014). Securing electrical substation's wireless messaging with a lightweight crypto-algorithm IP core. In M. I. Muhamad, & M. N. Seroji (Eds.), Conference Proceeding - 2014 IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy, PECon 2014 (pp. 159-163). [7062433] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PECON.2014.7062433