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Sensors 2013, 13(8), 10623-10658; doi:10.3390/s130810623

ESB-Based Sensor Web Integration for the Prediction of Electric Power Supply System Vulnerability

Faculty of Electronic Engineering, University of Niš, A. Medvedeva 14, Niš 18000, Serbia
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Received: 18 June 2013 / Revised: 19 July 2013 / Accepted: 31 July 2013 / Published: 15 August 2013
(This article belongs to the Section Sensor Networks)
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Electric power supply companies increasingly rely on enterprise IT systems to provide them with a comprehensive view of the state of the distribution network. Within a utility-wide network, enterprise IT systems collect data from various metering devices. Such data can be effectively used for the prediction of power supply network vulnerability. The purpose of this paper is to present the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)-based Sensor Web integration solution that we have developed with the purpose of enabling prediction of power supply network vulnerability, in terms of a prediction of defect probability for a particular network element. We will give an example of its usage and demonstrate our vulnerability prediction model on data collected from two different power supply companies. The proposed solution is an extension of the GinisSense Sensor Web-based architecture for collecting, processing, analyzing, decision making and alerting based on the data received from heterogeneous data sources. In this case, GinisSense has been upgraded to be capable of operating in an ESB environment and combine Sensor Web and GIS technologies to enable prediction of electric power supply system vulnerability. Aside from electrical values, the proposed solution gathers ambient values from additional sensors installed in the existing power supply network infrastructure. GinisSense aggregates gathered data according to an adapted Omnibus data fusion model and applies decision-making logic on the aggregated data. Detected vulnerabilities are visualized to end-users through means of a specialized Web GIS application. View Full-Text
Keywords: Sensor Web; electric power supply sensors; omnibus model; sensor data fusion Sensor Web; electric power supply sensors; omnibus model; sensor data fusion

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Stoimenov, L.; Bogdanovic, M.; Bogdanovic-Dinic, S. ESB-Based Sensor Web Integration for the Prediction of Electric Power Supply System Vulnerability. Sensors 2013, 13, 10623-10658.

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