A dataset of cyber-induced mechanical faults on buildings with network and buildings data

We have collected data of cyber-induced mechanical faults on buildings using a simulation platform. A DOE reference building model was used for running the simulation under a Rogue device attack and collected the network data as well as the physical buildings data to better understand the impacts of cyber attacks on the building and help identify the source of the mechanical fault with the network data.

Alfalfa is the tool used for simulating the DOE reference buildings and acts as an interface to the model for querying the status and providing input externally. The Building Automation System (BAS) is the centralized controller providing control commands to other BACnet devices on the network based on the building status received from Alfalfa. The BACnet devices like damper will listen for the control commands from BAS on the BACnet network and implement it. The attacker is the malicious actor on the network creating disruptions by placing cyber-attacks.
12 Data Resources
Name Size Type Resource Description History
Metadata 11.76 KB Data Describes the different scenarios of cyber-induced mechanical faults included in this dataseet
Scenario1 data 27.15 MB Archive Scenario1 data
scenario 2 26.34 MB Archive scenario 2
Scenario 3 2.65 MB Archive Scenario 3
Scenario 4 2.62 MB Archive Scenario 4
Scenario 5 2.63 MB Archive Scenario 5
Scenario 6 2.63 MB Archive Scenario 6
Scenario 7 3.15 MB Archive Scenario 7
Scenario 8 2.63 MB Archive Scenario 8
Baseline shoulder 1.69 MB Archive Baseline shoulder
Baseline summer 667.19 KB Archive Baseline summer
Baseline winter 653.28 KB Archive Baseline winter
Author Information
Sivasathya Pradha Balamurugan, NREL, ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0241-1316
Steve Granda, Energy Security and Resilience
Selam Haile, Building Technologies and Science Center
Anya Petersen, Building Technologies and Science Center, ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6588-0948
Cite This Dataset
Balamurugan, Sivasathya Pradha, Steve Granda, Selam Haile, and Anya Petersen. 2023. "A dataset of cyber-induced mechanical faults on buildings with network and buildings data." NREL Data Catalog. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Last updated: January 31, 2023. DOI: 10.7799/1922641.
About This Dataset
DOE Project
BENEFIT - Integ cyber threat awareness
Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF)
Funding Organization
Department of Energy (DOE)
Sponsoring Organization
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B)
Research Areas
Buildings Efficiency
Energy Analysis
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