Debugging GOOSE
Streamline Troubleshooting & System Validation

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One of the major advantages provided by IEC61850 is the utilization of GOOSE messages. GOOSE messaging provides broadcast communication from one IED to many other IEDs. The GOOSE service has been implemented in order to replace the traditional signal wiring in the substation providing several advantages:

  • A GOOSE message can carry more information such as quality and time stamp.
  • Continuous supervision of GOOSE messages provides immediate notification of broken links.
  • Scheme redesign can be made in software and does not need expensive physical rewiring.
  • Reduce cost associated with traditional wiring.
  • Achieve more comprehensive automated testing.


As hard-wired schemes are converted to GOOSE-based schemes, test personnel need new tools to document, test, and troubleshoot these schemes.


Having the right tools can simplify your testing & troubleshooting while improving efficiency & productivity. Test Suite Pro provides a comprehensive set of tools to support your testing activities. Based on the SCD file, Test Suite Pro can guide you through the process to identify and solve problems in the substation design and realization. When you do not have the SCD file of the system, Test Suite Pro will discover the system using the standard IEC 61850 services and visualize the result for you.

What you'll learn:


  • How to quickly get an overview of the system status.
  • How to verify a device or system is configured as designed in the SCD file by comparing the SCD file against the actual configuration of the system.
  • How to track GOOSE messages on the network to identify streams that are present and check their configuration, the presence of simulated streams and streams that are missing.
  • How to analyze the status of GOOSE subscriptions in each IED based on LGOS.
  • How to automate testing of control operations and observe the result, i.e. for regression testing.
  • How to visualize signal flow between IEDs and logical nodes within an IED.
  • How to show timing between signals exchanged by GOOSE or reporting with a virtual logic analyzer.
  • How to verify as part of unit testing that a device is sending and receiving the GOOSE messages as configured in the SCD file using GOOSE Tracker and GOOSE Publisher.

Who should attend this course: 

  • System Integrators
  • Software engineers
  • Substation Automation Engineers
  • Protection Engineers
  • Substation Field Technicians
  • Anyone that wants to save time & money

Christoph Brunner
Christoph Brunner

Christoph Brunner has graduated as electrical engineer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in 1983. He is Utility Industry professional with over 30 years of industry experience with both knowledge across several areas within the Utility Industry and of technologies from the Automation Industry. He is a well-known expert on IEC 61850 as he has been involved in the development of the standard since the beginning. He is president of it4power in Switzerland, a consulting company to the power industry. As such, he has been consultant in many projects for substation automation and projects involving IEC 61850. He has worked as a project manager at ABB Switzerland Ltd in the business area Power Technology Products in Zurich / Switzerland where he was responsible for the process close communication architecture of the substation automation system. He is convenor of the working group (WG) 10 of the IEC TC57 and member of WG 17, 18 and 19 of IEC TC57. He is IEEE Fellow, member of IEEE-PES and IEEE-SA. He is active in several working groups of the IEEE-PSRC (Power Engineering Society – Relay Committee) and member of the PSRC main committee and the subcommittee H. He is guest professor at Shangdong University of technology and international advisor to the board of the UCA international users group.

Jim Coats
Triangle MicroWorks, Inc.

Jim received both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and spent the next 8 years developing embedded software for computer integrated manufacturing applications and medical electronics products.  In 1994 he started Triangle MicroWorks, Inc. to provide communication protocol software to the Electrical Utility Industry and continues as President with a primary role of product research and design.  Jim is currently Chief Financial Officer of the DNP3 Users Group and participates in IEC Technical Committee 57, Working Group 10.




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