Enabling Reconfigurable Naval SCADA Network through Software-Defined Networking

Justin Michael Szatkowski, Yan Li, Liang Du

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Abstract

Software-Defined Networking (SDN) technique is presented in this paper to manage the Naval Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) network for equipping the network with the function of reconfiguration and scalability. The programmable nature of SDN enables a programmable Modular Topology Generator (MTG), which provides an extensive control over the network's internal connectivity and traffic control. Specifically, two functions of MTG are developed and examined in this paper, namely linkHosts and linkSwitches. These functions are able to place the network into three different states, i.e., fully connected, fully disconnected, and partially connected. Therefore, it provides extensive security benefits and allows network administrators to dynamically reconfigure the network and adjust settings according to the network's needs. Extensive tests on Mininet have demonstrated the effectiveness of SDN for enabling the reconfigurable and scalable Naval SCADA network. Therefore, it provides a potent tool to enhance the resiliency/survivability, scalability/compatibility, and security of naval SCADA networks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2022 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, ITEC 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages214-218
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781665405607
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Event2022 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, ITEC 2022 - Anaheim, United States
Duration: Jun 15 2022Jun 17 2022

Publication series

Name2022 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, ITEC 2022

Conference

Conference2022 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, ITEC 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAnaheim
Period6/15/226/17/22

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Transportation

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