ASEDLMS Meter Simulator

ASEDLMS Meter Simulator enables utility to evaluate HES/MDMS during their AMI project’s vendor selection stage or integration phase and identify issues before full meter deployment as well as to perform comparative assessment of different HES/MDMS systems. Some of the smart metering use cases which would be difficult or impossible using meters in operation can be simulated there by assisting end-users to make informed decisions. HES/MDMS developers can use Simulator for demonstrating capabilities and scalability of their HES/MDMS as well as for In-house validation and performance benchmarking.

Large Scale Meter Simulation

The ASE DLMS Meter Simulator enables utilities, system integrators and Head End System manufacturers to run use cases and evaluate various key performance indicators including:

  • Data acquisition time
  • Communication failure rate
  • Command execution success rate
  • Firmware upgrade time
  • Alarm / Event real time notification handling efficiency

The tool allows user to simulate negative and very large/boundary values as well as data gaps in meters to verify HES/MDMS validation functions. Various practical communication issues such as network delays, meter going offline, etc. can be simulated to assess the impact on overall data acquisition time.


Single Meter Simulation

ASE DLMS Simulator when used for single meter simulation enables the developers and testers to overcome the unavailability of real meters during the development phase of any projects. Key advantages are:

  • Cloning of a meter and simulation
  • Creation of a custom meter configuration and simulation
  • Multiple DLMS client users can connect to a single simulator
  • Traffic & Log module facilitates simulation and debugging of communication issues

This tool allows DLMS operations that are not possible using real meters such as simulating large/boundary values, negative conditions, timeouts, different types of security. A reduced development time for meters, meter interface cards, data concentrators and head end systems

Interface Classes supported

Data (IC: 1 v0)Image Transfer (IC: 18 v0)
Register (IC: 3 v0)Activity Calendar (IC: 20 v0)
Extended Register (IC: 4 v0)Limiter (IC: 71 v0)
Profile Generic (IC 7 v1)Push setup (IC: 40 v0)
Clock (IC: 8 v0)Security setup (IC 64 v0, v1)
Clock (IC: 8 v0)Security setup (IC 64 v0, v1)
Script table (IC: 9 v0)Disconnect control (IC 70 v0)
Association LN (IC: 15 v0, 1, 2, 3)Single Action Schedule(IC: 22 v0)

Simulation – Instantons objects

Simulation TypeIC 1IC 3IC 4
Invocation counter
Serial number
Constant
Step
Cumulative
Scaler Unit
Max Demand
Capture time

Simulation – Access Control and Management

Simulation TypeIC 15IC 64IC 18
LLS password change
HLS Key change
Global encryption key change
Authentication key change
Firmware update

Simulation – Access Control and Management

  • No authentication, LLS, HLS 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Security suite 0, suite 1

Communication Profile

  • HDLC
  • IP (v4 and v6)

Application Context

  • Logical Name without ciphering
  • Logical Name with ciphering

Simulation – Profile generic objects, Time & Event bound control objects

Simulation TypeIC 7IC 8IC 20IC 22IC 70IC 71IC 40
Time
Time write/sync
Connect/Disconnect
Limiter threshold read and write
TOU – read and write
Scheduled data push
Scheduled profile capture
Event based profile capture