Plug and Play Home Energy Generation with Secure IoT control
|Sponsors||UI Facilities and Prof. Herb Hess
|Duration||Spring 2019 - Fall 2019|
|Client||Prof. Herb Hess
The goal of team SunBeam is to design a system that gives a customer plug and play access and control over their home solar energy generation and power. Our design will ensure security and ease of use.
We will design a system that gives a customer access and control over their home solar energy generation and power. The user will be able to view the status of their system including the status of the current power being generated, the light conditions outside, and the temperature. They will be able to control the system in various ways, such as scheduling operating hours for generation and power use and directly controlling the system such as powering it on and off. Our design will include a secure API to encourage web development and integration with the Internet of Things.
Plug and play photovoltaic generating systems already exist in elementary forms and small sizes, for example 1kW size can be bought at a big box store. The project centers on building a secure control and communications interface that works through the Internet of Things(IoT). The unit should be subject to control remotely through the internet, receiving and implementing commands to modify energy production and storage.
1. Design will integrate Custom Circuits with a modern IoT standard
2. Robust IoT Security - Defined and tested after prototype is developed
3. State Reporting - Gather information from environment and securely deliver to user
4. Control Signals - Can securely receive information from end users, such as requesting information from specific dates
Requirements: Connectivity - Must fit ‘plug and play’ description. Should have wireless connectivity without requiring special installation. Security: We will create a threat model and upgrade our design in accordance to that.
We will design a system that gives a customer access and control over their home solar energy generation and power. The user will be able to see things such as the current power being generated, the light conditions outside, and the temperature. They will be able to control things such as ...
We will approach this with three goals in mind. Secure remote control Control system Sensors
What we desire to do with Raspberry Pi
Detect the temperature Show the value of current & voltage
What does the Rasberry PI look like?
What does the Solar Panel and Kodiak Solar Generator look like?
The general schematic of the project
The specific schematic of the project with the parts
The circuit schematic of the project with the parts
The datasheet of ADC sensor
The general ideal of the project
One of the main goals we would like to measure our success in this project is our implementation of security features. To do this we need to define what the most likely exploits to our system are and the many ways we could prevent those exploits from being used. This threat model lists the possible points of interest in our system, how vital they are to the security of our device, and ways me might prevent them.
There are 4 stages to effectively addressing security:
-Model the application
-Validate the mitigations
Part 1: Physical security
Part 2: Data security
Part 3: Network security
Major: Computer Engineering
Major: Electrical Engineering
Major: Electrical Engineering