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Yue Zhao, Ze Chen, Chunjie Zhou, Yu-Chu Tian and Yuanqing Qin, "Passivity-Based Robust Control Against Quantified False Data Injection Attacks in Cyber-Physical Systems," IEEE/CAA J. Autom. Sinica, vol. 8, no. 8, pp. 1440-1450, Aug. 2021. doi: 10.1109/JAS.2021.1004012
Citation: Yue Zhao, Ze Chen, Chunjie Zhou, Yu-Chu Tian and Yuanqing Qin, "Passivity-Based Robust Control Against Quantified False Data Injection Attacks in Cyber-Physical Systems," IEEE/CAA J. Autom. Sinica, vol. 8, no. 8, pp. 1440-1450, Aug. 2021. doi: 10.1109/JAS.2021.1004012

Passivity-Based Robust Control Against Quantified False Data Injection Attacks in Cyber-Physical Systems

doi: 10.1109/JAS.2021.1004012
Funds:  This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation of China (61873103, 61433006) to author Chunjie Zhou
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  • Secure control against cyber attacks becomes increasingly significant in cyber-physical systems (CPSs). False data injection attacks are a class of cyber attacks that aim to compromise CPS functions by injecting false data such as sensor measurements and control signals. For quantified false data injection attacks, this paper establishes an effective defense framework from the energy conversion perspective. Then, we design an energy controller to dynamically adjust the system energy changes caused by unknown attacks. The designed energy controller stabilizes the attacked CPSs and ensures the dynamic performance of the system by adjusting the amount of damping injection. Moreover, with the $ L_2 $ disturbance attenuation technique, the burden of control system design is simplified because there is no need to design an attack observer. In addition, this secure control method is simple to implement because it avoids complicated mathematical operations. The effectiveness of our control method is demonstrated through an industrial CPS that controls a permanent magnet synchronous motor.


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    • Passive-based control
    • It is a kind of robust control method, and its design core is to make the closed-loop system passive. Its core is to start from the perspective of energy. Its physical concept is very intuitive and easy to be accepted by engineers. It has a wide range of applications in many actual physical systems.
    • Cyber-physical systems
    • Cyber-physical systems are multi-dimensional and complex systems that integrates computing, network and physical environment. Through the organic integration of technology and in-depth collaboration, it can realize real-time perception, dynamic control and information services of large-scale engineering systems. It has important and broad application prospects.
    • False Data Injection Attacks
    • By adding false attack signals to the control input and sensor output, the purpose of destroying the control command and sensor output command is achieved. Its implementation is simple and can destroy system performance arbitrarily.


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