Adaptive Resilient Operation of Cooperative Grid-Forming Converters under Cyber Attacks

Subham Sahoo*, Tomislav Dragicevic, Yongheng Yang, Frede Blaabjerg

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This paper proposes an attack-resilient adaptive controller to ensure synchronization of multiple cooperative grid-forming converters (GfCs) under cyber attacks. As the existing cooperative control philosophies do not consider the impact of intrusion into the sensors, communication links with an open-end vulnerability in the control layer, this scenario may lead to asynchrony or even cause shutdown of multiple GfCs in a cascaded manner by unnecessarily triggering the protection schemes. Hence, these vulnerabilities in the control layer have firstly been assessed in this paper. Further, an adaptive resilient control update is designed to ensure synchronization despite the presence of these attacks. Finally, the efficacy of the proposed control strategy for multiple GfCs is evaluated under simulated conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2020 IEEE CyberPELS
Number of pages5
Publication date13 Oct 2020
Article number9311543
ISBN (Electronic)9781728195919
Publication statusPublished - 13 Oct 2020
Event2020 IEEE CyberPELS - Miami, United States
Duration: 13 Oct 202013 Oct 2020


Conference2020 IEEE CyberPELS
Country/TerritoryUnited States

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  • Cyber attacks
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Distributed control
  • Grid-forming converters


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