Power network in loop : a paradigm for real-time simulation and hardware testing

Goyal, Sachin, Ledwich, Gerard, & Ghosh, Arindam (2010) Power network in loop : a paradigm for real-time simulation and hardware testing. IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, 25(2), pp. 1083-1092.

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This paper discusses a new paradigm of real-time simulation of power systems in which equipment can be interfaced with a real-time digital simulator. In this scheme, one part of a power system can be simulated by using a real-time simulator; while the other part is implemeneted as a physical system. The only interface of the physical system with the computer-based simulator is through data-acquisition system. The physical system is driven by a voltage-source converter (VSC)that mimics the power system simulated in the real-time simulator. In this papar, the VSC operates in a voltage-control mode to track the point of common coupling voltage signal supplied by the digital simulator. This type of splitting a network in two parts and running a real-time simulation with a physical system in parallel is called a power network in loop here. this opens up the possibility of study of interconnection o f one or several distributed generators to a complex power network. The proposed implementation is verified through simulation studies using PSCAD/EMTDC and through hardware implementation on a TMS320G2812 DSP.

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ID Code: 38318
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: Control Bandwidth, Power Network in Loop Simulation, Real-time Simulator, Voltage-source Converter (VSC)
DOI: 10.1109/TPWRD.2009.2034815
ISSN: 0885-8977
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Electrical and Electronic Engineering not elsewhere classified (090699)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 IEEE
Deposited On: 04 Nov 2010 00:02
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:19

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