Generic substation Events (GSE) is a control model defined as per IEC 61850 which provides a fast and reliable mechanism of transferring event data over electrical substation networks. This provides facility to transfer the same event message to multiple physical devices using multicast / broadcast services. GSE control model is further subdivided into GOOSE (Generic Object Oriented Substation Events) and GSSE (Generic Substation State Events).


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Protocol dependencies

Example traffic

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The GOOSE/GSE dissector is created using the Asn2wrs compiler.

Preference Settings

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Example capture file

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Display Filter

A complete list of GOOSE/GSE display filter fields can be found in the display filter reference

Capture Filter


Protocols/IEC61850GOOSEGSE (last edited 2008-10-14 07:00:07 by GuyHarris)