Vulnerability considerations for power line communication's supervisory control and data acquisition

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Hosseinpournajarkolaei, A ; Jahankhani, H ; Hosseinian-Far, A (2014)

Due to the increasing importance of communication networking, the power line (PL) channel has been considered as a good candidate for the communication medium. Power line communications (PLC) term stands for the technologies for the data communication over the electrical power supply network. The PL channels were not designed to transmit high speed data; therefore, they exhibit hostile medium for communication signal transmission. There are many factors such as noises, attenuation, distance, etc. affecting the quality of the transmission over PL channels. This paper presents PL model in the first sections of the work. Then it covers the security assessment of the PL system in the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) context. Copyright © 2014 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
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