DEFT Cyber-Physical Experimentation Framework

The DETER Enabled Federated Testbeds (DEFT) consortium is a collaborative effort to bring to a broader audience cyber-physical resources that are geographically distributed and the tools necessary to explore and analyze results in the cyber-physical space. The members of the DEFT consortium are the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), the Information Trust Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) at the University of Southern California, SRI International, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Each member of the consortium brings strong capabilities and domain expertise that are necessary to realize a state-of-the-art integration of cyber-physical resources in an automated and repeatable fashion.

The DEFT consortium is building upon the past successes of the DETER project at ISI to realize control system integration with the robust cyber experimentation capabilities of the DETER framework. In doing so, DEFT strives to add many extensible capabilities, pushing the state of the art in both testbed development and cyber-physical experimentation.

Investigators include David M. Nicol, William H. Sanders, Jeremy Jones, Tim Yardley, Terry Benzel (University of Southern California), and David Manz (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory).

(Funded by the the Department of Energy & Department of Homeland Security via the TCIPG Center)