Cybersecurity Study of Power System Utilizing Advanced CPS Simulation Tools

Working together, SCALABLE and OPAL-RT have integrated EXataCPS and HYPERSIM within the same testbed to simulate the underlying communication fabric of electrical grids to test their cyber resiliency
Learn the benefits of co-simulation for development, testing, and assessment of electrical grids with communication networks


This paper presents a real-time co-simulation CPS testbed with two simulation software running on the same hardware simulator

This whitpaper discusses the following topics:

  • Co-simulation testbed developed by OPAL-RT Technologies (OPAL-RT) and SCALABLE Network Technologies (SCALABLE)
  • How both physical and cyber simulation systems operate
  • How a real-time CPS testbed can benefit cybersecurity

Key Features of EXata

Real Time Emulator

Accurate real time network emulation Seamlessly interface with other live equipment and applications, hardware, network managers and other simulators

Cyber Testing

Test the resiliency of your network to Cyber Attacks Comprehensive wireless and cyber attack and defense models

Network Digital Twin

Digital Replica of Your Physical Network Understand the behavior of your network under a diverse set of operating conditions, including cyber attacks, in a low-cost and zero-risk environment


Model thousands of nodes leverage parallel execution for scalability

Model Fidelity

Accurate real-world behavior Use accurate models to ensure your simulations represent true behavior

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