RFID Sensing Networks for Critical Infrastructure Security: a real testbed in an Energy Smart Grid

S. Amendola, C. Occhiuzzi, and G. Marrocco,

2017 IEEE International Conference on RFID Technology & Application (RFID-TA)

The UHF Radiofrequency Identification technology offers nowadays a viable technological solution for the implemen- tation of low-level environmental monitoring of connected critical infrastructures to be protected from both physical threats and cyber attacks. An RFID sensor network was developed within the H2020 SCISSOR project, by addressing the design of both hardware components, that is a new family of multi-purpose wireless boards, and of control software handling the network topology. The hierarchical system is able to the detect complex, potentially dangerous, events such as the un-authorized access to a restricted area, anomalies of the electrical equipments, or the unusual variation of environmental parameters. The first real- world test-bed has been deployed inside an operational smart- grid on the Favignana Island. Currently, the network is fully working and remotely accessible.

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