GOOSE Testing

Each GOOSE Stream published by an IED is configured by a GOOSE Control Block. It identifies a Dataset that defines the Data Attributes to be included in a GOOSE Message.  Each time one of these Data Attributes changes causing a new Event, a GOOSE Message is Published with a new State number and retransmitted periodically for any Subscribers that missed it or came online after the Event occurred.  The Relationship between GOOSE Streams, GOOSE Messages, and new Events for a Data Attribute is best shown the GOOSE Viewer screenshot below:

GOOSE Viewer Overview
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Troubleshoot GOOSE Publishers

The GOOSE Tracker Tool identifies duplicate, missing, extra, simulated, misconfigured, corrupt, and valid GOOSE Streams in the workspace.  Each row in the table is a GOOSE Stream, either defined in one of the SCL files loaded, or found on one of the selected network adapter cards.

The GOOSE Tracker contains a Status Column which indicates if any of the columns for a row contain an error or warning message.  Grouping by the Status Column brings any GOOSE Streams with an error or warning message to the User's attention.

The main GOOSE Tracker window has a column showing time between the last Retransmission. In order to preserve bandwidth on the network, this number grows over time from minTime immediately following a state change to maxTime at the steady state condition.  To see the time difference between the first 15 Retransmissions after a new GOOSE Message is Published, click the "Record ReTrans" button on the Ribbon Bar: