Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2021

51  Texas A&M University-Kingsville  (84345)

Principal Investigator: Kim, T.

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 326,565

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): Yes

Start and End Dates: 4/1/20 - 3/31/23

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: Electrical and Computer Science Engineering

Department, Center, School, or Institute: Engineering

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: Multilevel Cybersecurity for Photovoltaic Systems

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: U.S. Department of Energy (DoE)

Program Title: none
CFDA Linked: Renewable Energy Research and Development


SAMS 1.1.1 This research project aims to address cybersecurity at both the inverter and system levels and field test the solutions. A two-level cyberattack defense approach is formulated whereby the first level, the solar inverter level, hardens individual devices and achieves a deeply cyber-secure inverter. The second level, the system level, addresses intrusion detection and restoration involving an ensemble of inverters and relevant systems. The two levels will be integrated together to provide cross-layer security protection. This multilevel approach provides both global and local detection and mitigation possibilities that will be coordinated to advance PV system cybersecurity.

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