SCORE: Smart-Grid Common Open Research Emulator
A Smart Grid is a digitally enabled electrical grid that equips with various embedded devices that can sense, communicate, compute and control. Validating, analyzing and evaluating new ideas and technologies in Smart Grid require the modeling and emulating of communication network and power network, as well as the interactions between them. This paper presents the design, implementation and evaluation of Smart-Grid Common Open Research Emulator (SCORE), the first integrated Smart Grid emulator of both power and communication network. Comparing to the existing works of co-simulation of Smart Grid, SCORE (as an emulator) will significantly reduce the development and test time of new ideas, since the same application program running in SCORE can be easily ported to embedded devices with little or no modification.