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Robust Secure FPGA-based Wireless Smart Meters Utilizing PUF and CSI

M.M. Abutaleb. Published in Wireless.

Communications on Applied Electronics
Year of Publication: 2015
Publisher: Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Authors: M.M. Abutaleb
10.5120/cae2015651994

M M Abutaleb. Article: Robust Secure FPGA-based Wireless Smart Meters Utilizing PUF and CSI. Communications on Applied Electronics 3(7):30-34, December 2015. Published by Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA. BibTeX

@article{key:article,
	author = {M.M. Abutaleb},
	title = {Article: Robust Secure FPGA-based Wireless Smart Meters Utilizing PUF and CSI},
	journal = {Communications on Applied Electronics},
	year = {2015},
	volume = {3},
	number = {7},
	pages = {30-34},
	month = {December},
	note = {Published by Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA}
}

Abstract

Smart meters that measure the use of residential energy at fine granularities are the foundation of a future smart electricity grid. In this paper, a novel design of FPGA-based smart meters is proposed to measure the energy consumption and at the same time it provides secure wireless connections with the concentrator in Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI). A basic idea of this system is to use Physical Unclonable Function (PUF), which is a die-unique challenge–response function, for generating a unique signature of meter based on IC process variations and to use Channel Status Information (CSI) for providing a secure wireless channel between meter and concentrator.

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Keywords

Electrical energy, smart meter, PUF, CSI, FPGA.