Multicast traffic filtering for sampled value process bus networks

Ingram, David M.E., Schaub, Pascal, & Campbell, Duncan A. (2011) Multicast traffic filtering for sampled value process bus networks. In Fang, John & Cao, Zhenwei (Eds.) Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2011), IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.), Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne, VIC, pp. 1-6.

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Ethernet is a key component of the standards used for digital process buses in transmission substations, namely IEC 61850 and IEEE Std 1588-2008 (PTPv2). These standards use multicast Ethernet frames that can be processed by more than one device. This presents some significant engineering challenges when implementing a sampled value process bus due to the large amount of network traffic.

A system of network traffic segregation using a combination of Virtual LAN (VLAN) and multicast address filtering using managed Ethernet switches is presented. This includes VLAN prioritisation of traffic classes such as the IEC 61850 protocols GOOSE, MMS and sampled values (SV), and other protocols like PTPv2. Multicast address filtering is used to limit SV/GOOSE traffic to defined subsets of subscribers.

A method to map substation plant reference designations to multicast address ranges is proposed that enables engineers to determine the type of traffic and location of the source by inspecting the destination address. This method and the proposed filtering strategy simplifies future changes to the prioritisation of network traffic, and is applicable to both process bus and station bus applications.

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ID Code: 43878
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Ethernet Networks, IEC 61850, IEEE 1588, Multicast Filtering, Power Transmission, Protective Relaying, Smart Grids, VLAN
DOI: 10.1109/IECON.2011.6120087
ISBN: 9781612849713
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Industrial Electronics (090603)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power) (090607)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES (100500) > Computer Communications Networks (100503)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
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Deposited On: 09 Aug 2011 22:18
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