Technical Documents

Jun 2016 FPGA-Based PHIL/RCP Simulation of an Electric Vehicle
Authors : Danielle S. Nasrallah, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Loïc Boulon, Authors : Michel Lemaire
Abstract : This paper presents the simulation of an electric vehicle featuring: (i) pmsm motor, (ii) power electronics,(iii) batteries, (iv) mechanical drive modeling (taking road profiles into account) and (v) observers and...
Mar 2016 Multifunction Intelligent Relay for Inverter-based Distributed Generation
Authors : Geza Joos, Authors : Khalil El-Arroudi, Authors : Qiushi Cui, Authors : Shijia Li
Abstract : The high renewable energy penetration level in distribution systems has resulted in an increasing number of inverter-based distributed generators (DGs). Therefore a sophisticated DG interconnection protection relay is...
Mar 2016 RT-LAB and dSPACE: two softwares for real-time control of induction motors
Authors : Abdelhakim Idir, Authors : Madjid Kidouche
Abstract : Real-time RT-LAB and dSPACE softwares operate under Matlab/Simulink interface programming. They have fruitfully produced a fast prototyping tool which provides a way for the rapid development and control agorithms...
Jan 2016 Dynamic Reference-based Voltage Droop Control for VSC-MTDC System
Authors : Hak-Man Kim, Authors : Jae-Sae Park, Authors : Nam-Dae Kim
Abstract : The use of voltage source converter multi-terminal direct current (VSC-MTDC) systems is anticipated to increase from the introduction of wind farms and super grids in the near future. Effective control of the DC voltage...
Jan 2016 A Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulator Based on a Real Skoda Superb Vehicle and RT-LAB/CarSim
Authors : František Ďurovský, Authors : Karol Kyslan, Authors : Milan Biros
Abstract : This paper describes the design and realization of a hardware-in-the-loop simulator made from a real Skoda Superb vehicle. A combination of RT-LAB and CarSim software is used for real-time control and for handling the...
Dec 2015 Multifunction Intelligent Relay for Inverter-based Distributed Generation
Authors : Geza Joos, Authors : Khalil El-Arroundi, Authors : Quishi Cui, Authors : Shijia Li
Abstract : The high renewable energy penetration level in distribution systems has resulted in an increasing number of inverter-based distributed generators (DGs). Therefore a sophisticated DG interconnection protection relay is...
Nov 2015 Real-Time Simulation of Distributed Energy Systems and Microgrids
Authors : Amine Yamane, Authors : Simon Abourida
Abstract : This paper describes the challenges met in real-time simulation of modern power systems, explains various methods to address these challenges and solve the problems they impose. This is detailed and demonstrated through...
Nov 2015 Real-Time Simulation and Research on Photovoltaic Power System based on RT-LAB
Authors : Yuan Xiaodong, Authors : Zhao Yan, Authors : Zhu Weiping
Abstract : The maximum power point tracking (MPPT) controller in the Photovoltaic system is the key to verify all kinds of MPPT control algorithms. But the development of actual controller has the defects of needing long periods,...
Nov 2015 Hardware Testing of the Alternate Arm Converter Operating in its Extended Overlap Mode
Authors : Geraint Chaffey, Authors : Michael M. C. Merlin, Authors : Paul D. Judge, Authors : Philip Clemow, Authors : Tim C. Green
Abstract : Modular Multilevel Converters deliver small footprints and efficiencies above 99% in their half-bridge format, but only deliver DC-fault blocking with full-bridge sub-modules, and with an unacceptable penalty in...
Nov 2015 Hybrid CPU-Core and FPGA based real-time implementation of a high frequency aircraft power system
Authors : Auteurs : K.S. Amitkumar, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Ohm Prakash, Authors : T. Ilamparithi
Related Event: ECCE 2015 & OPAL-RT OPEN OFFICE
Abstract : The concept of a More Electric Aircraft (MEA) power system is becoming increasingly popular, mainly due to its higher efficiency as compared to the conventional aircraft power system. This paper proposes and implements a...
Nov 2015 FPGA-based Real-Time Simulation of a PSIM Model: An Indirect Matrix Converter Case Study
Authors : Asma MERDASSI, Authors : Handy Fortin-Blanchette, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Sébastien Cense, Authors : Tarek Ould Bachir
Related Event: IECON 2015
Abstract : In this paper, an indirect matrix converter (IMC) which makes directly ac-ac power conversion, is modeled and simulated in real-time to demonstrate the capability of the new link between Opal-RT’s eHS (electric...
Nov 2015 Compatible FPGA implementation of Capacitor Voltage Balance Control for Half-bridge and Full-bridge Modular Multilevel Converter
Authors : Wei Li OPAL-RT Technologies
Related Event: IECON 2015
Abstract : Industrial modular multilevel converter (MMC) controllers usually implement the sub-module (SM) capacitor voltage balance control (VBC) in field-programmable gate array (FPGA) boards. Conventional VBC methods need to...
Oct 2015 An Equivalent Circuit Method for Modelling and Simulation of Modular Multilevel Converter in Real-time HIL Test Bench
Authors : Authors: Wei Li, Authors : Jean Bélanger
Abstract : In China, two modular multilevel converter (MMC) projects were recently commissioned, and other two are currently under construction. The real time hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) test bench played an important role in...
Oct 2015 Large-Scale Real-Time Simulation of Wind Power Plants into Hydro-Québec Power System
Authors : Author: Christian Larose, Authors : Author: Gilbert Sybille, Authors : Author: Gilbert Turmel, Authors : Author: Jacques Brochu, Authors : Author: Martin Fecteau, Authors : Author: Richard Gagnon
Abstract : This paper is a synthesis of the work done at Institut de Recherche d’Hydro-Québec for modeling and simulating wind power plants for power system studies. The electromagnetic transient model of a wind generator using a...
Oct 2015 A Hardware-in-the-Loop SCADA Testbed
Authors : Author: Zhixin Miao Senior Member IEEE, Authors : Author: Hossein Ghassempour Aghamolki, Authors : Author: Lingling Fan Senior Member IEEE
Abstract : USF Smart Grid Power System Lab (SPS) has developed an hardware-in-loop (HIL) SCADA testbed. This paper describes several communication/control architectures of the testbed with different hardware/software combinations....
Oct 2015 A Validation Methodology for Real Time Model of Modular Multilevel Converter
Authors : Authors: Wei Li, Authors : Fei Zheng, Authors : Geza Joos, Authors : Jean Bélanger
Abstract : Modular multilevel converter (MMC) is a promising topology for medium and high power applications. The MMC system consists a large number of sub-modules (SMs), which take long time to simulate. In a real-time simulator,...
Sep 2015 ANALYSIS AND HARDWARE-IN-THE-LOOP SIMULATION OF A POLE-TO-POLE DC FAULT IN MMC-BASED HVDC SYSTEMS
Authors : Authors: Weihua Wang, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Jin Zhu, Authors : Wei Li
Abstract : This paper analyzes the possible range of the DC currents developed by a pole-to-pole DC fault in a Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC) -based high voltage direct current (HVDC) system, using half-bridge submodules (SM),...
Sep 2015 Testing 750 Node Distribution Grids and Devices Using optimized parallel delay-free real-time solvers and modern grid protocols
Authors : undefined
Related Event: EDST 2015
Abstract : This paper explains how distribution grid renewable integration and protection studies are conducted using a digital real-time simulator (DRTS). Distribution grids are difficult to simulate in real-time because they are...
Sep 2015 Validation of Modular Multilevel Converter Real-Time Simulator in DC Pole-Pole Fault Scenario
Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : OPAL-RT; Wei Li
Related Event: CIGRE Canada
Abstract : Real time simulator becomes an important tool for modular multilevel converter (MMC) manufacturers to test and validate their control and protection systems in hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) setup. The simulation of large...
Jul 2015 Real-time Co-simulation Platform using OPAL-RT and OPNET for Analyzing Smart Grid Performance
Authors : Author S. Rahman Fellow IEEE, Authors : Author: D. Bian Student IEEE, Authors : Author: M. Kuzlu Senior Member IEEE, Authors : Author: M. Pipattanasomporn Senior Member IEEE
Abstract : The objective of this paper is to present a real-time co-simulation platform for analyzing electric power grid operation, taking into account integrated communication systems. This paper discusses how a co-simulation...
Jul 2015 Factory Acceptance Test of a Five-terminal MMC Control and Protection System using Hardware-in-the-loop Method
Authors : Gang Li, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Jie Tian, Authors : NR Electric, Authors : OPAL-RT, Authors : Wei Li, Authors : Weihua Wang, Authors : Yunlong Dong
Related Event: PES IEEE, general meeting
Abstract : Being the first five-terminal Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC)-based HVDC project in the world, the control and protection system must be validated under various operation modes as well as contingency at the...
Jul 2015 Real-time Co-simulation Platform using OPAL-RT and OPNET for Analyzing Smart Grid Performance
Authors : Desong Bian; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Authors : Manisa Pipattanasomporn; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Authors : Murat Kuzlu; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Authors : Saifur Rahman; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Authors : Yiming Wu; KTH Royal institute of technology
Abstract : The objective of this paper is to present a real-time co-simulation platform for analyzing electric power grid operation, taking into account integrated communication systems. This paper discusses how a co-...
Jul 2015 Real-time Studies on an Improved Modular Stacked Transmission and Distribution System
Authors : Amitkumar K. S., Authors : T. Ilamparithi OPAL-RT
Related Event: IEEE Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics
Abstract : Modular Stacked Direct Current (MSDC) transmission and distribution system has been previously proposed for feeding power to distributed offshore oil compressor loads. This paper presents an improved MSDC system by...
Jul 2015 An FPGA-based Real-time Simulator for HIL Testing of Modular Multilevel Converter Controller
Authors : Authors: Wei Li, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Luc-André Gregoire, Authors : Sisounthone Souvanlasy
Abstract : Recently, two Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC) projects are under construction in China. Since these are the first two multi-terminal MMC projects in the world and the controllers are sophisticated, a real time...
Jun 2015 Hardware Prototype and Real-time Validation of the Satellite Communication Based Loss-of-Mains protection
Authors : A. Dysko, Authors : I. Abdulhadi, Authors : R. King, Authors : X. Li
Abstract : This paper describes the current progress of the project developing a satellite based Loss-of-Mains (LOM) protection based on accumulated voltage phase angle difference (VPAD). In the initial stage of the laboratory...
Jun 2015 Renewable Integration and Protection Studies on a 750-Node Distribution Grid Using a Real-time Simulator and a Delay-Free Parallel Solver
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Gianluca SAPIENZA ENEL Distribuzione, Authors : Giorgio SCROSATI, Authors : Giovanni VALVO, Authors : Italy, Authors : Salvatore ALMA, Authors : Simone CUNI
Related Event: CIRED 2015 - the 23rd International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution
Abstract : This paper explains how distribution grid renewable integration and protection studies are conducted using a digital real-time simulator (DRTS). Distribution grids are difficult to simulate in real-time because they are...
Jun 2015 Setup and performances of the real-time simulation platform connected to the INELFE control system
Authors : B. Clerc - RTE, Authors : H. Saad, Authors : S. Dennetière
Related Event: IPST 2015
Abstract : The VSC based HVDC link between France and Spain (INELFE project: France-Spain Electrical Interconnection) will be the most powerful VSC link by 2015. This 2000 MW interconnection is composed of 2 parallel VSC links....
Jun 2015 Setup and Performance of a Combined Hardware-in-loop and Software-In-Loop Test for MMC-HVDC Control and Protection System
Authors : Chang Lin, Authors : Dong Liu, Authors : Wei Li, Authors : Weihua Wang, Authors : Xueguang Wu, Authors : Z hiyuanHe
Related Event: ICPE 2015-ECCE ASIA
Abstract : Despite the rapid development of VSC-HVDC technology, the practical experience to operate modular multi-level converter (MMC) has not yet been sufficiently accumulated. Real-time simulation is one of the most efficient...
May 2015 An FPGA-based Real-time HIL Test Bench for Full-Bridge Modular Multilevel STATCOM Controller
Authors : Authors: Wei Li, Authors : Jean Bélanger
Abstract : The modular multilevel converter (MMC) STATCOM removes the need for AC filter and transformer, has no DC bus fault hazard, and thus becomes a better option than a 2-level voltage source converter (VSC) STATCOM. An MMC...
May 2015 Performance Test of Coordinated Control of SMES and BESS in Microgrid using HIL Simulation System
Authors : and Hak-Man Kim, Authors : Hyeon-Kyun Ji, Authors : Hyeong-Jun Yoo
Abstract : Roles of energy storage systems (ESSs) in microgrid control are very important because a microgrid has uncontrollable energy sources such as the wind turbine and power trade with the utility grid. Especially, the ESSs...
May 2015 Real-Time Digital Simulation-Based Modeling of a Single-Phase Single-Stage PV System
Authors : Jawad Khazaei, Authors : Lakshan Piyasinghe, Authors : Lingling Fan, Authors : Zhixin Miau
Abstract : This paper presents real-time digital simulation-based modeling of a single-phase single-stage PV system. Discrete models of voltage source converter (VSC) controls, including proportional resonant (PR) current control...
May 2015 A Modular Multilevel Converter Pulse Generation and Capacitor Voltage Balance Method Optimized for FPGA Implementation
Authors : Authors: Luc-André Grégoire, Authors : Jean Bélanger
Abstract : To generate numerous gating signals at a fast rate, industry controllers of modular multilevel converter (MMC) usually implement the pulse generation function in field-programmable gate array (FPGA) boards. Many methods...
Apr 2015 MOSAIK - A Flexible Smart-Grid Co-Simulation Framework
Authors : Sebastian Lehnhoff, Authors : Sebastien Rohjans
Abstract : Power system simulation and assessment in the context of future smart energy systems is a key facet of evaluating the efficiency (or even feasibility) of novel “intelligent” control schemes.
Apr 2015 HIL Simulator of Drives of an Industrial Robot with 6 DOF
Authors : František Ďurovský, Authors : Karol Kyslan, Authors : Milan Lacko, Authors : Robert Uveges, Authors : Viliam Fedák
Abstract : The paper deals with design of a Hardware-in-the-Loop simulator of an industrial robot with six degrees of freedom. The robot is driven by industrial frequency converters of the SINAMICS S120 type. They communicate via...
Jan 2015 Real-Time digital simulation-based modeling of a single-phase single-stage PV system
Authors : Javad Khazaei, Authors : Lakshan Piyasinghe, Authors : Lingling Fan, Authors : Zhixin Miao
Abstract : This paper presents real-time digital simulation-based modeling of a single-phase single-stage PV system. Discrete models of voltage source converter (VSC) controls, including proportional resonant (PR) current control...
Jan 2015 A Hardware-in-the-Loop SCADA Testbed
Authors : Author: Zhixin Miao Senior Member IEEE, Authors : Author: Hossein Ghassempour Aghamolki, Authors : Author: Lingling Fan Senior Member IEEE
Abstract : USF Smart Grid Power System Lab (SPS) has developed an hardware-in-loop (HIL) SCADA testbed. This paper describes several communication/control architectures of the testbed with different hardware/software combinations....
Nov 2014 Hybrid Simulations to Perform Studies on Transfer Schemes of Wind Parks
Authors : Carlos Alberto Lpez de Alba, Authors : David Bravo Anaya, Authors : Victor Hugo Ortiz Muro
Abstract : Abstract— In this paper is presented a proposal for real time data acquisition of signals by means of hybrid simulation. Software models such as protection relays and PMU are implemented to run in Real–Time Simulation...
Nov 2014 Research on Medium Voltage Battery Energy Storage System Based on RT-LAB
Authors : Jianwei Wang, Authors : Xisheng Tang, Authors : Zhenggang Yin
Abstract : Abstract: The renewable energy resources produce fluctuating power and impair the stability of the grid. One solution is to integrate battery energy storage system (BESS) into the grid to smooth the power. As the power...
Nov 2014 Hardware-in-Loop Verification of Battery Management System with RT-LAB
Authors : Hongbiao Li, Authors : Shuaijun Wu, Authors : Yijun Zou
Abstract : Abstract – Battery management system (BMS) plays an important role in all-electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles. It manages the rechargeable battery and guarantees the energy storage system working safely and...
Nov 2014 Validation of a MMC Model in a Real-Time Simulation Platform for Industrial HIL Tests
Authors : Authors: Esmaeil Ghahremani, Authors : Bertrand Clerc, Authors : Hani Saad, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Sébastien Dennetière, Authors : Weil Li
Abstract : The VSC based HVDC link between France and Spain (INELFE project: France-Spain ELectrical INterconnection) will be the most powerful HVDC-VSC link by 2015. This 2000 MW interconnection is composed of 2 independent VSC...
Nov 2014 Power Quality Improvement in a Speed Sensorless Stand-alone DFIG Feeding General Unbalanced Non-linear Loads
Authors : D. Kastha, Authors : M. Pattnaik
Abstract : Abstract- This paper reports the performance of a speed sensorless stand-alone Variable Speed Constant Frequency (VSCF) Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) capable of supplying all types of loads. The proposed method...
Nov 2014 Development, calibration and simulation of generic VSC-HVDC high level controls for DC grid Simulation
Authors : Rokibul Hasan
Abstract : Abstract - Energy security concerns and the environmental impact of conventional power generation sources has led to an increase in renewable energy penetration worldwide. Power transmission from remote generation sites...
Oct 2014 A Network Tearing Technique for FPGA-Based Real-Time Simulation of Power Converters
Authors : Handy Fortin Blanchette, Authors : Kamal Al-Haddad, Authors : Tarek Ould-Bachir
Abstract : Abstract—The realm of Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) simulation resorts to Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) to achieve time-steps below 1 μs. Such low time-steps are of importance for the aerospace and automotive...
Oct 2014 Testing a Complete Control and Protection System for Multi-terminal MMC HVDC Links Using Hardware-in-the-loop Simulation
Authors : Hong Rao, Authors : Wei Li, Authors : Weihua Wang, Authors : Xiaolin Li, Authors : Zhe Zhu
Abstract : Abstract—This paper presents the dynamic performance test of a complete control and protection system for a Multi-terminal MMC HVDC system using hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation. A novel HIL bench with a cost-...
Oct 2014 Real-Time Simulation of Modular Multilevel Converter on FPGA with sub-microsecond Time-Step
Authors : Handy Fortin-Blanchette, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Kamal Al-Haddad, Authors : Luc-André Gregoire, Authors : Wei Li
Abstract : Abstract—This paper presents real-time simulation results of a 512-level modular multilevel converter (MMC). Using off-the-shelf computers and FPGA boards, the converter, including the 6 valves, 6 arm inductors and the...
Oct 2014 Control of Second Life Hybrid Battery Energy Storage System Based on Modular Boost-Multilevel Buck Converter
Authors : Nilanjan Mukherjee
Abstract : Abstract—To fully utilise second life batteries on the grid system a hybrid battery scheme needs to be considered for several reasons; the uncertainty over using a single source supply chain for second life batteries,...
Oct 2014 Large Signal Stability Analysis at the Common Coupling Point of a DCMicrogrid: A Grid Impedance Estimation Approach Based on a Recursive Method
Authors : Santiago Sanchez
Abstract : Abstract—The design of microgrids at the level of distribution systems requires a stable behavior for multiple operation states. The tools used to study the stability of such systems require the estimation of the grid...
Oct 2014 Solar Power Conversion Using 15-Level Cascaded H-Bridge Multi Level Inverter
Authors : A. Sri Jyothi, Authors : B.S.S.K Deepika, Authors : M .V. Uma Maheswari, Authors : Prasada Rao, Authors : V. Degarajaji
Abstract : ABSTRACT- This project presents a single-phase 15-level (7 H-bridges) cascade multilevel DC-AC grid-tiedinverter. Each inverter bridge is connected to a 200 W solar panel. OPAL-RT lab was used as the hardware in the...
Oct 2014 Hardware-in-the-loop Simulation, Modeling and Close-Loop Testing for Three-level Photovoltaic Grid-connected Inverter Based on RT-LAB
Authors : Huang Jingsheng, Authors : Zhang Junjun, Authors : Zhang Xiaolin, Authors : Zheng Fei
Abstract : Abstract—The hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation testing for the controller of three-level photovoltaic grid-connected inverter is studied by RT-LAB, and a HIL simulation, modeling and testing scheme for photovoltaic...
Sep 2014 Power Electronics Converters for Microgrids with Smart Grid Functionality
Abstract : Modelling of Electric Vehicle power train is analysed to evaluate the energy flow between electrical and mechanical sub systems. The indigenous platform SEQUEL gives more user configurability and new user element support...
Sep 2014 Modular Multilevel Converters Over-Voltage Diagnosis and Remedial Strategy During Blocking Sequences
Authors : Antonios Antonopoulos, Authors : Handy Fortin Blanchette, Authors : Kamal Al-Haddad, Authors : Lennart Ängquist, Authors : Luc-André Gregoire, Authors : Wei Li
Abstract : In this paper the authors first highlight an existing over-voltage phenomenon that is inherent to the Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC) topology. The latter occurs during the blocking sequences of semiconductor devices...
Sep 2014 Dynamic Emulation of Mechanical Loads with Backlash Based on Rapid Control Prototyping
Authors : Emil Kušnír, Authors : Karol Kyslan, Authors : Milan Lacko and František Ďurovský, Authors : Viliam Fedák
Abstract : The paper discusses advanced control of a dynamometer performing dynamic emulation of mechanical loads. Assumed is certain class of nonlinear load with backlash. Paper presents and describes the basic control structure,...
Sep 2014 Harmonic Interaction in High Populations of Distributed Power Resources
Authors : Johan H Enslin
Abstract : N/A
Sep 2014 Integrated Smart Grid Simulations for Generic Automation Architectures with RT-LAB and mosaik
Authors : Arno Claassen, Authors : Cornelius Steinbrink and Jorge Velasquez, Authors : Francois Tempez, Authors : Klaus Piech, Authors : Martin B¨uscher, Authors : Matthias Kube, Authors : Sebastian Lehnhoff, Authors : Sebastian Rohjans, Authors : Stefan Scherfke, Authors : Yahia Bouzid
Related Event: IEEE-SmartGridComm 2014
Abstract : Although, a variety of established tools for analysis of power systems already exists, it is in the medium term very unlikely that one of these tools alone will provide all functionalities and models that are required to...
Sep 2014 A Hierarchical Control Strategy With Fault Ride-Through Capability for Variable Frequency Transformer
Authors : Bharath Babu Ambati, Authors : James L. Kirtley Jr., Authors : Mohamed Shawky El Moursi, Authors : Parag Kanjiya, Authors : Vinod Khadkikar
Abstract : Avariable frequency transformer (VFT) is being considered as a new alternative to the classical back-to-back high voltage direct current (HVDC) link for interconnection of two asynchronous networks. The VFT is a...
Sep 2014 Scalable Real-Time Controller Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing for Multiple Interconnected Converters
Authors : Andreas Avras, Authors : Andrew J. Roscoe, Authors : Graeme M. Burt
Abstract : Abstract -This project is aiming to make the first steps in investigating and pushing the boundaries of real-time simulation. To that end it will focus on real-time representation of converter devices on different...
Sep 2014 Real-time simulation of a Modular Multilevel Back-to-back HVDC System using RT-LAB
Authors : Jin Zhu, Authors : Wei Li, Authors : Weihua Wang, Authors : Yijun Zou
Abstract : This paper demonstrates an advanced model based on the RT-LAB simulation platform, which is able to simulate a Modular Multilevel Back-to-back HVDC system for both steady-state operations and various contingencies in...
Sep 2014 Evaluation of Modeling and Simulation Complexity on Studying the Impacts of Electrical Vehicles Fleets in Distribution Systems
Authors : Chenjie Ma, Authors : Frank Marten, Authors : J-Christian Töbermann, Authors : Martin Braun
Abstract : Evaluations of possible grid impacts from electric vehicles have been published extensively during the past years. Different parameters and assumptions of simulation models are used in these studies. In this work it is...
Aug 2014 An Induction Machine and Power Electronic Test System on FPGA
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Sébastien Cense
Abstract : This paper presents an FPGA test system composed of an Induction Machine (IM), configurable as a Doubly-Fed Induction Machine (DFIM) or squirrel-cage induction machine, along with power electronic models suitable for...
Aug 2014 Control of the Dynamic Voltage Restorer to Improve Voltage Quality
Authors : Malabika Basu, Authors : Samet Biricik, Authors : Shafiuzzaman K. Khadem, Authors : Soydan Redif
Abstract : In this study a method is proposed in order to improve the voltage compensation performance of Dynamic Voltage Restorer by using Self Tuning Filter. The proposed control method gives an adequate voltage compensating even...
Aug 2014 A Generalized Approach for Harmonics and Unbalanced Current Compensation through Inverter Interfaced Distributed Generator
Authors : A. Monti, Authors : Dalia D. Konikkara, Authors : Jing Wang
Abstract : Harmonics and unbalanced current compensation in the distribution grid has become a major concern due to connections of nonlinear and unbalanced loads and high penetration of renewable energy sources. To tackle this...
Aug 2014 A Study of Feedforward Control on Stability of Grid-parallel Inverter with Various Grid Impedance
Authors : A, Authors : ling Wang, Authors : Yulun Song
Abstract : The Current Controlled Voltage Source Inverter (CCVSI) has attracted substantial research due to its common application for the integration of renewable energy resources into the main grid. The single loop current...
Aug 2014 Compact bidirectional DC-DC converters with two input sources
Authors : Jun Cai, Authors : Member, Authors : Qing-Chang Zhong
Abstract : The design of multi-input DC-DC converters for hybrid energy systems is still a very challenging problem, especially when all input/output ports are required to be bidirectional. In this paper, a compact non-isolated...
Aug 2014 Single-phase Half-bridge Rectifiers with Extended Voltage Ranges and Reduced Voltage Ripples
Authors : Qing-Chang Zhong, Authors : Wen-Long Ming
Abstract : For single-phase half-bridge rectifiers, the output voltage must be higher than twice the peak value of the supply voltage and bulky electrolytic capacitors are often needed to smooth the voltage ripples. In this paper,...
Aug 2014 Real-Time Fuzzy Voltage Regulation for Distribution Networks Incorporating High Penetration of Renewable Sources
Authors : Ehab F. El-Saadany, Authors : Hany E. Farag, Authors : Maher Abdelkhalek Azzouz, Authors : Member
Abstract : This paper proposes a coordinated voltage regulation scheme for on-load tap changer (OLTC) and renewable distributed generation (DG) units to provide a proper voltage regulation for active distribution systems. The main...
Aug 2014 Iterative Algorithms of Surge Arrester for Real-Time Simulators
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Olivier Tremblay
Abstract : This paper presents iterative EMT algorithms for Surge Arrester, also commonly named Metal Oxide Varistors, within 2 different simulation solvers; the State-Space-Nodal solver of ARTEMiS and the nodal admittance method...
Aug 2014 Real-time simulation of subsynchronous resonance in Type-III wind turbines
Authors : Ignatio Vieto, Authors : Jian Sun
Abstract : Subsynchronous resonance (SSR) with series-compensated transmission lines has been reported for Type-III wind turbines employing doubly-fed induction generators (DFIG). Existing theories about such SSR behavior either...
Aug 2014 Decentralized Complex Envelope Controller for ASAC by Virtual Mechanical Impedances
Authors : A. Berry, Authors : M. Michau, Authors : Ph. Herzog, Authors : Ph. Micheau, Authors : R. Boulandet
Abstract : The problem of Active Structural Acoustic Control (ASAC) is to attenuate the radiated sound power by energy injection using structural actuators to modify deflection shapes. Collocated and dual actuator-sensor pairs...
Aug 2014 Co-Simulation for Smart Grid Communications
Authors : Antonello Monti, Authors : Ferdinanda Ponci, Authors : Marija Stevic, Authors : Member, Authors : Mohsen Ferdowsi, Authors : Weilin Li
Abstract : Migration from today’s power systems to future smart grids is a necessity as the energy demand continues to grow and an increasing amounts of renewable energies need to be accommodated in the grid. One of the key...
Aug 2014 Solar Power Conversion Using 11-level Cascaded H-bridge Multi Level Inverter
Authors : B. Suneetha, Authors : G. Sai Nandini, Authors : K. Preethi, Authors : Sk. Tenjim Parveen, Authors : V. Dega Rajaji
Abstract : This project presents a single-phase 11-level (5 H-bridges) cascade multilevel DC-AC grid-tied inverter. Each inverter bridge is connected to a 200 W solar panel. OPAL-RT lab was used as the hardware in the loop (HIL)...
Aug 2014 Generic High Level VSC-HVDC Grid Controls and Test Systems for Offline and Real Time Simulation
Authors : Luigi VANFRETTI, Authors : Md. Rokibul Hasan, Authors : Naveed Ahmad Khan, Authors : Student Member, Authors : Wei Li
Abstract : This article describes generic high level control models for VSC-HVDC grid systems. An average value model of the voltage source converter (VSC) is used; it includes the vector current control strategy. As an improvement...
Aug 2014 Power hardware-in-the-loop implementation and verification of a real time capable battery model
Authors : Christian Seitl, Authors : Felix Lehfuß, Authors : Georg Lauss, Authors : Johannes Kathan
Abstract : For this contribution a generic and real time capable battery model was implemented within a dedicated Power Hardware-in-the-Loop (PHIL) simulation environment. This was done in order to investigate its implementability...
Aug 2014 Robust Consensus-Based Droop Control for Multiple Power Converters in Isolated Micro-Grids
Authors : Chia-Chi Chu, Authors : Lin-Yu Lu
Abstract : In order to provide autonomous power sharing of the conventional droop-control scheme for multiple power converters in isolated micro-grids, two consensus-based droop control schemes will be examined. Since the...
Aug 2014 Power Electronics for renewable energy systems, transportation and industrial applications
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Handy Blanchette, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Kamal Al-Haddad, Authors : Luc Andre Gregoire
Abstract : Chapter 18: Real-time Simulation of Modular Multilevel Converters (MMCs) Real-time offers several advantages to speed up the development of new product. One of these advantages being the possibility to test and...
Aug 2014 Review of Real-Time Simulator and the Steps Involved for Implementation of a Model from MATLAB/SIMULINK to Real-Time
Authors : Anup Kumar Panda, Authors : Jayanthi Prattipati, Authors : Suresh Mikkili
Abstract : Nowadays the researchers want to develop their model in real-time environment. Simulation tools have been widely used for the design and improvement of electrical systems since the mid twentieth century. The evolution of...
Aug 2014 Modular Multilevel Converter Model Implemented in FPGA for HIL Test of Industrial Controllers
Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Luc-André Gregoire, Authors : Pierre-Yves Robert, Authors : Sisounthone Souvanlasy, Authors : Wei Li
Abstract : Since Modular Multilevel Converters (MMC) have a sophisticated control, the real time simulation platform becomes critical for hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) test of the actual controllers in various scenarios before...
Aug 2014 Model-In-the-Loop Real-Time Simulation in Phasor Domain
Authors : Fábio Jose Ayres, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Vahid Jalili-Marandi
Related Event: International Symposium on Industrial Electronics - ISIE 2014
Abstract : The ePHASORsim tool offers real-time phasor domain simulations for large-scale power systems. Applications include contingency studies, testing control devices, operator training, and SCADA system tests. This paper...
Jul 2014 Fuel Cell Modeling With dSPACE And OPAL-RT Real Time Platforms
Authors : ao Fei; Paire Damien; Tirnovan Radu, Authors : Breaz, Authors : Elena
Abstract : This paper presents the real time modeling of a proton exchange membrane fuel cell stack using two different real time platforms: RT-LAB and dSPACE. Simulation results are compared with a 500 W fuel cell and show very...
Jul 2014 Coupling Inductor Fault Detection and Estimation in Three-Phase Adjustable Speed Drives with Direct Power Control-based Active Front-End Rectifiers
Authors : Carlos Rojas, Authors : Gonzalo Orcajo, Authors : Joaquin Norniella, Authors : Joaquın Pedrayes, Authors : Jose Cano, Authors : Manes Cabanas, Authors : Manuel Melero
Abstract : Coupling inductors are the most commonly utilized filtering option in grid-connected direct power control-based active front-end rectifiers integrated into three-phase adjustable speed drives. Inductor faults, e.g.,...
Jul 2014 Degree of Influence of System States Transition on the Stability of a DC Microgrid
Authors : Marta Molinas, Authors : Santiago Sanchez
Abstract : The classical distribution system can evolve in a new concept of grid, where the distributed generation has a big impact. These changes take into account the use of power electronic devices. With these devices it is...
Jul 2014 A Novel Bi-directional DC/AC Stacked Matrix Converter Design for Electrified Vehicle Applications
Authors : Narayan C. Kar, Authors : S. Hamidifar, Authors : S. M. Mousavi
Abstract : In the rapidly growing field of electrified transportation technology, electric and hybrid electric vehicle manufacturers place increasing demands on the designers to improve the efficiency and reduce the costs of...
Jul 2014 The research of control algorithm and topology for high voltage frequency converter based on modular multilevel converter
Authors : Cui Can, Authors : Zheng Zheng
Abstract : The new type of high voltage frequency converter has been gradually applied in coal mine enterprises production. This paper first describes the fundamental concepts of the high voltage frequency converter which mainly...
Jul 2014 Hardware Implementation of an Automatic Adaptive Centralized Underfrequency Load Shedding Scheme
Authors : Abubakr Babiker, Authors : Ahmed Eltom, Authors : IEEE, Authors : Member, Authors : Sarra Abdelwahid
Abstract : The under frequency load shedding (UFLS) mostly used in industry is a decentralized deterministic scheme designed to shed a pre-specified amount of load after a predetermined time delay. It sheds the same amount of load...
Jul 2014 Smart Load Management in Demand Response using Microgrid EMS
Authors : Dong-Jun Won, Authors : Hee-Jun Cha, Authors : Jin-Young Choi
Abstract : The demand response (DR) is a key technology in smart grid and can solve the transmission line congestion, defer generation plants construction, and increase the system stability. This paper proposes the operation scheme...
Jul 2014 Modeling of a Detailed Photovoltaic Generation System for EMT-Type Simulation
Authors : Farhan Mahmood, Authors : Hossein Hooshyar, Authors : Luigi VANFRETTI
Abstract : This article presents a detailed three-phase grid connected PV model which includes important control systems required for EMT-type simulation. A one diode model for the PV array is used to simulate environmental...
Jul 2014 eFPGAsim: A Versatile Motor Drive and Power Electronic Test System
Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Vincent Lapointe and Christian Dufour
Abstract : This paper presents a versatile test gig for controlled systems and devices such as electric hybrid vehicles (HEV) and smart grid controllers. At the core of this Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) test systems are a sets of...
Jul 2014 Active Power and Current Control for a MMC System
Authors : Gayithri C, Authors : R S Geetha
Abstract : Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC) has found very wide application in renewable energy sources, DC power transmission, high voltage applications and micro grid. However the technical challenge of MMC is to maintain...
Jul 2014 Real-Time Simulation of Shipboard Power Sytem and Energy Storage Device Management
Authors : DINGYI LI
Abstract : Many situations can cause a fault on a shipboard power system, especially in naval battleships. Batteries and ultra-capacitors are simulated to be backup energy storage devices (ESDs) to power the shipboard power system...
Jun 2014 Designing a set of efficient regenerative braking strategies with a performance index tool
Authors : Didier Mammosser, Authors : Maxime Boisvert, Authors : Philippe Micheau
Abstract : The goal of this study is to design efficient regenerative braking strategies for a recreational three-wheel rear-wheel-drive hybrid electric vehicle. Current studies provide several optimal regenerative braking...
Jun 2014 A Quad Two-Level Inverter Configuration for Four Pole Induction Motor Drive with Single DC Link
Authors : K. Sivakumar, Authors : Kiran Kumar N.
Abstract : Abstract— A multi-level inverter topology for a four pole induction motor drive is presented in this paper which is constructed using the induction motor stator winding arrangement. Single dc source with a less magnitude...
Jun 2014 ADVANCED METERING INFRASTRUCTURE FOR REAL-TIME COORDINATION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ELECTRIC VEHICLES CHARGING IN DISTRIBUTION GRID
Authors : A. Bouallaga, Authors : A. Davigny, Authors : A. Merdassi, Authors : B. Robyns, Authors : F. Colas, Authors : R. Kadri, Authors : V. Albinet, Authors : V. Courtecuisse, Authors : X. Guillaud
Abstract : ABSTRACT - In this paper, we have designed distributed energy test platform with an advanced metering infrastructure to help assessing Electric Vehicles supervision strategy influence in real test network and evaluating...
Jun 2014 Resonant harmonic elimination PWM based high-frequency resonance suppression of high-speed railways
Authors : Hengbin Cui, Authors : Hui Fang, Authors : Wensheng Song, Authors : Xiaoyun Feng, Authors : Xinglai Ge
Abstract : High-frequency resonances occur frequently and severely disrupt the normal high-speed railway operation in China. In this paper, the resonance mechanism, which indicates that the composited pulse voltage of the multiple...
May 2014 Online Optimal Generation Control Based on Constrained Distributed Gradient Algorithm
Authors : Frank Ferrese, Authors : Liming Liu, Authors : Wei Zhang, Authors : WenxinLiu, Authors : XinWang
Abstract : In traditional power system, economic dispatch and generation control are separately applied. Online generation adjustment is necessary to regulate generation reference for real-time control to realize economic operation...
May 2014 Development of Real Time Digital Simulator for Self-Commutated SVC to Suppress Voltage Flicker
Authors : Fumio Aoyama, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Teruo Yoshino, Authors : Tomotsugu Ishizuka, Authors : TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL, Authors : Yasuhiro Shishida, Authors : Yoshinori Tsuruma, Authors : Yutaka Kato NEAT CO., Authors : Yutaka Terao
Related Event: IPST - International Conference on Power System Transients
Abstract : This paper deals with real-time simulation of a self-commutated static var compensator (SVC) system for steel plants with electric arc furnaces (EAFs). A voltage flicker often occurs due to the unsteady current and...
May 2014 SOSPO-SP: Secure Operation of Sustainable Power Systems Simulation Platform for Real-Time System State Evaluation and Control
Authors : Allan Pedersen, Authors : Hjörtur Jóhannsson, Authors : Hugo Morais, Authors : Jacob Ostergaard, Authors : Morten Lind, Authors : Pieter Vancraeyveld
Abstract : New challenges are arising in managing power systems as these systems become more complex due to the use of high levels of distributed generation, mainly based on renewable energy sources, and due to the competitive...
May 2014 A Three Phase Multi Level Converter For grid Connected PV System
Authors : S. Srikanth
Abstract : Photovoltaic energy is a wide kind of green energy. A high performance on these systems is needed to make the most of energy produced by solar cells. Also, there must be a constant adaptation due to the continuous...
May 2014 Implementation and testing of a real-time mode estimation algorithm using ambient PMU data
Authors : Jan Gjerde, Authors : Luigi VANFRETTI, Authors : Maxime Baudette, Authors : Statnett SF, Authors : Stig Lovlund, Authors : Vedran Perit
Abstract : This paper presents a software implementation of a real-time power system mode estimator application which uses ambient synchrophasor data. The software is built using Statnett's Synchrophasor...
May 2014 Advanced metering infrastructure for real-time coordination energy and electric vehicles charging in distribution network
Authors : Anouar BOUALLAGA, Authors : Arnaud DAVIGNY, Authors : Asma MERDASSI, Authors : Benoit ROBYNS, Authors : Frederic Colas, Authors : Riad KADRI, Authors : Valentin ALBINET, Authors : Vincent COURTECUISSE, Authors : Xavier Guillaud
Abstract : France has made the development of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles (PHEVs) an important priority of its policy to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions. In 2009, the government launched a national program...
Apr 2014 Fault detection and location by static switches in microgrids using wavelet transform and adaptive network-based fuzzy inference system
Authors : Pang-Wei Liu, Authors : Yan-Hung Wei, Authors : Yih-Der Lee, Authors : Ying-Yi Hong, Authors : Yung-Ruei Chang
Abstract : Microgrids are a highly efficient means of embedding distributed generation sources in a power system. However, if a fault occurs inside or outside the microgrid, the microgrid should be immediately disconnected from the...
Apr 2014 Single-phase current source converter with new modulation approach and power decoupling
Authors : Darlan Fernandes, Authors : Emanoel Silva, Authors : Lucas Hartmann, Authors : Maurıcio Correa, Authors : Monti Vitorino
Abstract : In this work it is presented a Current Source Converter (CSC) topology that helps to mitigate double line frequency power ripple (low frequency) effect. Low frequency power ripple presented in single-phase systems...
Apr 2014 Optimizing current harmonics compensation in three-phase power systems with an enhanced bacterial foraging approach
Authors : Anup Kumar Panda, Authors : Sushree Sangita Patnaik
Abstract : A shunt active power filter (APF) comprising of pulse-width modulation (PWM) based voltage–source inverter (VSI) is presented in this paper, because it has grabbed tremendous attention as a promising power conditioner....
Apr 2014 Modeling and Validation of a Distribution System Secondary via Computer Simulations using ATP and OPAL-RT OP5600
Authors : Benemar A.Souza, Authors : Luis G. G. P. Castro, Authors : Maurício B. R. Corrêa, Authors : Núbia S. D. Brito, Authors : Ravel A. Martins, Authors : Wellinsílvio C. Santos
Abstract : Computer simulations are extremely important for the assessment of electric power systems, since in practice it is not always possible to perform tests directly into the electrical system. This technical paper, written...
Apr 2014 Real-time control of shunt active power filter under distorted grid voltage and unbalanced load condition using self-tuning filter
Authors : Malabika Basu, Authors : Özgür C. Özerdem, Authors : Samet Biricik, Authors : Shafiuzzaman K. Khadem, Authors : Soydan Redif
Abstract : In this paper, an alternative control method is proposed to improve the harmonic suppression efficiency of the active power filter in a distorted and an unbalanced power system to compensate for the perturbations caused...
Apr 2014 Modeling of Doubly-Fed Induction Generators Connected to Distribution System Based on eMEGASim® Real-Time Digital Simulator
Authors : Ahmed H.; Sisworahardjo, Authors : Eltom, Authors : Nurhidajat; Sutton, Authors : Randy, Authors : William H.; Walker
Abstract : This study is aimed to model and develop a stable test bed for a wind farm composed of six doubly-fed induction generators (DFIGs) connected to a distribution system based on the OPAL-RT’s eMEGASim® real-time digital...
Apr 2014 Hardware prototype and real-time validation of the satellite communication based loss-of-mains protection
Authors : Abdulhadi I, Authors : Dysko A, Authors : King R, Authors : Li X, Authors : University of Strathclyde
Abstract : This paper describes the current progress of the project developing a satellite based Loss-of-Mains (LOM) protection based on accumulated voltage phase angle difference (VPAD). In the initial stage of the laboratory...
Mar 2014 Smart Transmission Grids Applications for Real-Time and Predictive Monitoring and Control of Power Systems
Authors : Luigi VANFRETTI
Abstract : In this document, real-time simulations are accessed from the console generated by OPAL-RT software RT-LAB.
Mar 2014 Multi-Terminal DC Networks System Integration, Dynamics and Control
Authors : R. Pinto
Abstract : At the same time that the world population increases, urbanisation processes intensify and economies grow, electricity supply is becoming ever more important, as energy is a key component to modern societies. Still, more...
Mar 2014 Solar Photovoltaic Energy Generation and Conversion
Authors : HUIYING ZHENG
Abstract : Solar photovoltaic (PV) energy is becoming an increasingly important part of the world’s renewable energy. In order for effective energy extraction from a solar PV system, this research investigates solar PV energy...
Mar 2014 Robutness analysis of ESC ECU to characteristic variation of vehicle chassis components using HILS technique
Authors : H. C. KOO and M. B. PARK, Authors : J. J. KWON, Authors : K. PARK, Authors : K. W. LEE, Authors : S. J. HEO, Authors : T. W. HONG, Authors : W. W. KIM
Abstract : The ESC system, since its introduction in the mid 90s, has greatly contributed to prevention of vehicle accidents with its capability of maintaining vehicle stability in severe driving conditions. Due to its significant...
Feb 2014 PSS with Multiple FACTS Controllers Coordinated Design and Real-Time Implementation Using Advanced Adaptive PSO
Authors : P. C. Panda, Authors : Rajendraprasad Narne
Abstract : In this article, coordinated tuning of power system stabilizer (PSS) with static var compensator (SVC) and thyristor controlled series capacitor (TCSC) in multi-machine power system is proposed. The design of proposed...
Feb 2014 Flux Sliding-mode Observer Design for Sensorless Control of Dual Three-phase Interior Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
Authors : Jian-Qing Shen, Authors : Lei Yuan, Authors : Ming-Liang Chen, Authors : Zhen Xie
Abstract : A novel equivalent flux sliding-mode observer (SMO) is proposed for dual three-phase interior permanent magnet synchronous motor (DT-IPMSM) drive system in this paper. The DTIPMSM has two sets of Y-connected stator three...
Feb 2014 Internally Consistent Nonlinear Behavioural Model of a PM Synchronous Machine for Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Derek N. Dyck, Authors : Tanvir Rahman
Abstract : Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) simulation allows hardware implementations of some components of a system to be tested in conjunction with other components which are only emulated based on behavioural models. For example, a...
Feb 2014 A Robust Extended Complex Kalman Filter and Sliding-mode Control Based Shunt Active Power Filter
Authors : Bidyadhar Subudhia, Authors : Prafulla Chandra Pandaa, Authors : Rakhee Panigrahia
Abstract : This article presents the design of a new shunt active power filter that employs a modified robust extended complex Kalman filter approach with an exponential robust term embedded for reference current estimation...
Jan 2014 Real-Time Implementation of a Fault Location Algorithm for Homogeneous Power Systems
Authors : Ernesto Ruppert, Authors : Jean Mahseredjian, Authors : Juan Antonio Martínez Velasco, Authors : Juan Carlos Peqqueña Suni, Authors : Omar Saad
Abstract : This paper presents the implementation of a distance relay model in a real-time simulation platform. The relay is basically used in this work to locate faults in radial homogeneous (i.e., all sections have the same per...
Jan 2014 Design & Simulation of 11-level Cascaded H-bridge Grid-tied for the application of Solar Panels Inverter
Authors : K Rama Chakravarthy, Authors : SK Gouse Basha
Abstract : This paper presents, the design and simulation of 11-level Cascaded H-bridge DC-AC Grid-tied Inverter for the application of solar panels. A 200w solar panel connected to each inverter bridge. OPAL-RT lab was used as...
Jan 2014 PI and Fuzzy-Controlled 3-Phase 4-Wire Interleaved Buck Active Power Filter with Shoot-Through Elimination for Power Quality Improvement using RTDS Hardware
Authors : Anup Kumar Panda, Authors : Ranjeeta Patel
Abstract : In this paper, shoot-through current elimination DC–AC converter circuit has been presented with the application of active power filter (APF). The intuitive analysis of the shoot-through in the conventional DC–AC...
Jan 2014 Advanced Real-Time Simulation Tools for Distributed Energy Integration and Microgrid
Authors : Jean Bélanger
Abstract : Transmission and distribution systems are becoming increasingly complex due to the integration of renewable energy and high-performance control and special protection systems. Sophisticated tools are required to...
Jan 2014 Real-time Desktop Flying Qualities Evaluation Simulator
Authors : Archana Hebbar, Authors : Kamali C, Authors : S.Moulidharan, Authors : T. Vijeesh
Abstract : This paper presents the application of model based design for the development of a real-time flying quality evaluation simulator named NALSim, built around Windows platform. NALSim is a novel rapid prototyping system...
Jan 2014 Real-time Desktop Flying Qualities eEaluation Simulator
Authors : Archana Hebbar, Authors : Kamali C, Authors : S.Moulidharan, Authors : T. Vijeesh
Abstract : This paper presents the application of model based design for the development of a real-time flying quality evaluation simulator named NALSim, built around Windows platform. NALSim is a novel rapid prototyping system...
Dec 2013 Design of Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Based Emulators for Motor Control Applications
Authors : Ahmed Ben Achballah, Authors : Slim Ben Othman and Slim Ben Saoud
Abstract : Problem Statement: Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) circuits play a significant role in major recent embedded process control designs. However, exploiting these platforms requires deep hardware conception skills and...
Dec 2013 Real-Time Implementation of Multi-Agent Control for Hybrid AC/DC Grid
Authors : Davood Babazadeh, Authors : Ghandhari Mehrdad, Authors : Nazari Mohammad, Authors : Nordström Davood
Abstract : This paper studies an approach based on multi agent control to coordinate the voltage control of the converters in a multi-terminal HVDC grid in real time. Existing DC voltage droop control and Multi-agent based control...
Dec 2013 A Co-Simulation Platform for Medium/Low Voltage Monitoring and Control applications
Authors : Al-Hammouri Ahmad, Authors : Armendariz Mikel, Authors : Chenine, Authors : Moustafa, Authors : Nordström Lars
Abstract : The increasing demand for electricity and the penetration of renewable energy resources into the electrical grid are triggering the electric power system to undergo changes and complex modifications at high, medium and...
Dec 2013 Real-time simulation of a Doubly-Fed Induction Generator based wind power system on eMEGASim® Digital Simulator
Authors : Abdul R, Authors : Boakye-Boateng, Authors : Nasir A, Authors : Ofoli
Abstract : The growing demand for wind power integration into the generation mix comes with the need to subject these systems into even more stringent performance requirements. This study focused on Doubly-Fed Induction Generator (...
Dec 2013 Real-time Simulation on Wind Power System Dynamics Incorporating STATCOM
Authors : Liangzhong Yao, Authors : Libao Shi, Authors : Yue Zhao
Abstract : Based on an advanced distributed real-time platform named Real-Time Laboratory (RT-LAB), the impacts of the static synchronous compensator (STATCOM) on wind power system dynamics is studied in this paper. Firstly, a...
Dec 2013 Design and Simulation of Grid Connected PV system Using Multilevel Inverters
Authors : MD.SAFIA, Authors : T V V PAVAN KUMAR
Abstract : Photovoltaic energy is a wide kind of green energy. A high performance on these systems is needed to make the most of energy produced by solar cells. Also, there must be a constant adaptation due to the continuous...
Dec 2013 Consensus-Based Droop Control Synthesis for Multiple Power Converters in Lossy Micro-Grids
Authors : Chia-Chi Chu, Authors : Lin-Yu Lu
Abstract : Due to inherent distributed and heterogeneous nature of the micro-grid, the micro-grid becomes an ideal platform for consensus-based control. Conventionally, power sharing in a micro-grid is achieved by autonomous P-f...
Dec 2013 Impact of plug in electric vehicle battery charging on a distribution system based on real-time digital simulator
Authors : Abdulelah Yousef Alharbi
Abstract : This study investigates the impact of the electric vehicles (EVs’) battery charging on the distribution system in terms of maximum voltage deviation, voltage unbalance at various locations, transformers overloading, and...
Nov 2013 Synchronized Real-Time Simulation of Distributed Networked Controls for a Power System Case Study
Authors : Abhishek Jain
Abstract : The purpose of this study is to develop and implement a distributed networked control framework for a power system simulation. The study addresses and improves upon speed and accuracy of simulation for computationally...
Nov 2013 Selection and Implementation of a Generic Battery Model for PHIL Applications
Authors : Christian Seitl, Authors : Felix Lehfuß, Authors : Georg Lauss, Authors : Johannes Kathan
Related Event: IECON 2013
Abstract : For this contribution different generic battery models were implemented in a dedicated simulation environment to investigate their usability for Power Hardware-in-the-loop implementations. Following a discussion of...
Nov 2013 Autonomous power management and load sharing in isolated micro-grids by consensus-based droop control of power converters
Authors : Chu Chia-Chi, Authors : Lu Lin-Yu
Abstract : Autonomous power management and load sharing is one of the important aspect in an isolated micro-grid. Conventionally, this task was achieved by the local real power-frequency and reactive power-voltage droop control of...
Oct 2013 Validation of eHS FPGA Reconfigurable Low-Latency Electric and Power Electronic Circuit Solver
Authors : Amine Yamane, Authors : Andy Yen, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Pierre-Yves Robert, Authors : Sébastien Cense
Abstract : This paper discusses the validation process and example of power electronic circuits simulated with a general purpose solver implemented on FPGA chips. The ‘Electric Hardware Solver’ or eHS presented in this paper has...
Oct 2013 Real-Time and Faster-Than-Real-Time Simulation of Modular Multilevel Converters using standard multi-core CPU and FPGA Chips
Authors : Can Wang, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : WeiLi
Abstract : Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC) has many advantages for high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission and to integrate renewable energy to the main grid. Recently, there are several MMC projects being planning or in...
Oct 2013 Real-Time Simulation of V/F Scalar Controlled Induction Motor using RT-Lab Platform for Educational purpose
Authors : A Idir, Authors : M Kidouche
Abstract : This paper presents a full digital implementation of an open loop Volt-per-Hertz (V/F) Controlled Induction Motor Drive using RT-Lab Software and Matlab/Simulink environment for educational purpose. RT-Lab platform...
Oct 2013 Hybrid electric vehicle active rectifier performance analysis
Abstract : This technical document presents the use of OPAL-RT's core software RT-LAB, for hardware-in-loop rapid prototyping system. In advanced hybrid electric vehicle development, performance and dependability are...
Oct 2013 Performance comparison of a two-level and three-level inverter permanent magnet synchronous machine drives for HEV application
Authors : Choudhury Abhijit, Authors : Masisi Lesedi, Authors : Pillay Pragassen, Authors : Williamson Sheldon
Abstract : This paper investigates the performance of a two level and a three level inverter drives for a permanent magnet synchronous machine (PMSM) under different switching frequencies. The experiments were conducted via a real...
Oct 2013 Advancements and challenges of a multi-platform real time simulation lab for power applications
Authors : Benigni Andrea, Authors : Monti Antonello, Authors : Venugopal Ravinder
Abstract : Real-time simulation and its use in Hardware in the Loop and Power Hardware in the Loop testing may not be realized with one single hardware platform. Instead, multiple systems are needed to realistically address the...
Oct 2013 Review of state-of-the-art solver solutions for HIL simulation of power systems, power electronic and motor drives
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Sébastien Cense, Authors : Vahid Jalili-Marandi
Abstract : In this paper, we review state-of-the-art solvers and techniques applicable to HIL simulation of power systems, power electronics and motor drives. These methods can be distinguished by the applications as well as the...
Oct 2013 Novel Dynamometer Torque Control For Dynamic Emulator
Authors : František Ďurovský, Authors : Karol Kyslan, Authors : Viliam Fedák
Abstract : The paper presents a novel dynamometer torque control for dynamic emulation of mechanical loads. The main advantage of presented approach consists in a possibility of emulating high power loads on the laboratory test rig...
Oct 2013 An efficient automated topology processor for state estimation of power transmission networks
Authors : Luigi VANFRETTI, Authors : Mostafa Farrokhabadi
Abstract : A robust network topology processor that can be utilized in both traditional and PMU-based state estimators is developed. Previous works in the field of topology processing are scrutinized and their drawbacks are...
Sep 2013 Modular-Multilevel-Converter Dynamic Analysis and Remedial Strategy for Voltage Transients During Blocking
Authors : Antonios Antonopoulos, Authors : Handy Fortin Blanchette, Authors : Kamal Al-Haddad, Authors : Lennart Ängquist, Authors : Luc-André Gregoire, Authors : Wei Li
Abstract : This paper proposes a thorough analysis of the blocking sequence for modular multilevel converters in order to avoid fast voltage transients; such transients increase the stress on the different components of the...
Sep 2013 Laboratory Evaluation of Seismic Failure Mechanisms of Levees on Peat
Authors : Ali Shafiee, Authors : Jonathan P. Stewart, Authors : Scott J. Brandenberg
Abstract : Many of the levees in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta are founded on peaty organic soils. The operating assumption in previous studies of the vulnerability of Delta levees to earthquakes is that the only possible...
Sep 2013 Simulation Research of Wind Power Rotate Speed Based on Cloud Model of Fuzzy Reasoning PID Control
Authors : Wang Hongjun, Authors : Xu Yue, Authors : Yue Youjun, Authors : Zhao Hui
Abstract : When wind turbine works under rated wind speed, we often use fuzzy controller to control rotate speed and keep the best sharp blade speed to achieve the aim of capture the largest wind power. Due to the nonlinearity of...
Sep 2013 FPGA based detailed real-time simulation of power converters and electric machines for EV HIL applications
Authors : Herrera Luis, Authors : Wang Jin
Abstract : Real time simulation can play a fundamental role in the design and validation of hardware and software for power electronic converters and electric drives. In this paper, an FPGA based real time platform for simulation...
Sep 2013 Hardware-in-the-Loop simulation verification of a smooth transition algorithm between Maximum Torque per Ampere control and single current regulator
Authors : Guo Feng, Authors : Hu Dakai, Authors : Xu Longya
Abstract : Single Current Regulator (SCR) is proven able to achieve deep flux-weakening operation of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machines (PMSMs). A novel method is proposed to assure the smooth transition between Maximum Torque...
Sep 2013 On the Use of Real-Time Simulation Technology in Smart Grid Research and Development
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Jean Bélanger
Abstract : This paper discusses the various aspects involving the research and development of smart grids. Discussed are applications, from large grid renewable integration, WAMPAC systems to micro-grids. Load scheduling and power...
Sep 2013 Selection of design parameters to reduce the zero-sequence circulating current flow in parallel ope ration of DC linked multiple Shunt APF units
Authors : Malabika Basu, Authors : Michael F Conlon, Authors : Shafiuzzaman K Khadem
Abstract : Capacity enhancement and operational flexibility are two of the important limitations of the centralized Shunt APF (APFsh) unit. These limitations can be conquered by the operation of multiple APF units in...
Sep 2013 PSS with SVC Damping Controllers Coordinated Design and Real-Time Implementation in Multi-Machine Power System Using Advanced Adaptive PSO
Authors : P.C. Panda, Authors : Rajendraprasad Narne
Abstract : This article proposed coordinated tuning and real-time implementation of power system stabilizer (PSS) with static var compensator (SVC) in multi-machine power system. The design of proposed coordinated damping...
Sep 2013 An isolated virtual cluster for SCADA network security research
Authors : Antoine Lemay, Authors : José Fernandez, Authors : Scott Knight
Abstract : Research aimed at securing the SCADA and ICS networks has taken off in the wake of Stuxnet. Unfortunately, it is difficult for researchers to fully capture the integration between cyber and physical components that is...
Aug 2013 Coordinated Frequency Control Strategy of Diesel Generator and BESS during Islanded Microgrid and Performance Test using Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation System
Authors : Hyeong-Jun Yoo and Hak-Man Kim
Abstract : Frequency control is an important problem in the islanded microgrid because an imbalance between power supply and power demand is occurred. The battery energy storage system (BESS) is an effective system for controlling...
Aug 2013 The 2nd International Workshop on Smart Technologies for Energy, Information, and Communication
Authors : Hak-Man Kim, Authors : Tetsuo Kinoshita, Authors : Yujin Lim
Abstract : Welcome to the 2nd International Workshop on Smart Technologies for Energy, Information and Communication (IW-STEIC2013). It has become an important and pressing problem to create new technologies, so-called Smart...
Aug 2013 Real-Time Implementation of a Fault Location Algorithm for Homogeneous Systems
Authors : E. Ruppert, Authors : J. A. Martinez-Velasco, Authors : J. C. Peqqueña-Suni, Authors : J. Mahseredjian, Authors : O. Saad
Abstract : This paper presents the implementation of a distance relay model in a real-time simulation platform. The relay is basically used in this work to locate faults in radial homogeneous (i.e., all sections have the same per...
Aug 2013 Custom-Coded Models in the State Space Nodal Solver of ARTEMiS
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Hani Saad, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Jean Mahseredjian
Abstract : This paper explains the users’ custom model feature of the State-Space-Nodal (SSN) solver of ARTEMiS. Using this feature, users can interface directly with the SSN nodal solver their own discretized models. This can lead...
Aug 2013 Saturation Independent Detection of Dynamic Eccentricity Fault in Salient/Pole Synchronous Machines
Authors : Subhasis Nandi, Authors : T. Ilamparithi
Abstract : This paper proposes a novel scheme based on current signature analysis to estimate the severity of dynamic eccentricity fault independent of saturation in salient-pole synchronous machines (SPSM). The detection technique...
Jul 2013 Real-time Electromagnetic and Transient Stability Simulations for Active Distribution Networks
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Fábio Jose Ayres, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Vahid Jalili-Marandi
Abstract : This paper presents the solutions of a real-time parallel-processing based simulator, eMEGAsim, to perform electromagnetic transient and transient stability simulations for distribution power networks. The...
Jul 2013 Real Time simulation of MMCs using the State-Space Nodal Approach
Authors : C. Dufour, Authors : H. Saad, Authors : J. Mahseredjian, Authors : S. Dennetière, Authors : S. Nguefeu
Abstract : The Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC) topology is becoming an attractive solution for HVDC and FACTS systems. MMC structures are composed from several hundreds to thousands of half-bridge converters. Such large numbers...
Jul 2013 A Real-time Dynamic Simulation Tool for Transmission and Distribution Power Systems
Authors : Esmaeil Ghahremani, Authors : Fábio Jose Ayres, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Vahid Jalili-Marandi, Authors : Vincent Lapointe
Abstract : ePHASORsim tool offers real-time dynamic simulations for transmission and distribution power systems. Applications such as contingency studies, testing control devices, operator training, and SCADA system tests are...
Jul 2013 Modeling and Real-Time Simulation of a Doubly-Fed Induction Generator Driven by a Wind Turbine
Authors : Author: Christian Larose, Authors : Author: Daniel Paré, Authors : Author: Gilbert Sybille, Authors : Author: Richard Gagnon, Authors : Author: Serge Bernard, Authors : Author: Silvano Casoria
Abstract : This paper presents the modeling and real-time simulation of a doubly-fed induction generator driven by a wind turbine in large power systems. The Matlab/Simulink/SimPowerSystems software is used to develop the model for...
Jun 2013 Hardware-in-the-loop simulation applied to protection devices testing
Authors : Adrian Florescu, Authors : Antoneta Iuliana Bratcu, Authors : Daniel Radu, Authors : Iulian Munteanu, Authors : Octavian Crăciun, Authors : Seddik Bacha
Abstract : Circuit breakers are ubiquitous elements used for ensuring safe operation of low-voltage power systems. Nowadays the loads supplied by the power systems migrate towards exhibiting significant strong non-linear behaviour...
Jun 2013 Analysis of Switched Reluctance Motor Drives for Reduced Torque Ripple using FPGA based Simulation Technique
Authors : AMS Engineering College, Authors : Khaldoon Asghar, Authors : Namakkal
Abstract : This paper presents real-time simulation results of a switched reluctance motor (SRM) drive with a novel Torque Distribution Function (TDF) for high-speed applications, in order to reduce torque ripple. The SRM is fed by...
Jun 2013 Performance Evaluation of Protection Functions for IEC 61850-9-2 Process Bus Using Real-Time HIL Simulation Approach
Authors : Luigi VANFRETTI, Authors : Muhammad Shoaib ALMAS
Abstract : With the evolution of Process Bus (IEC 61850-9-2), there is a need to assess the performance of protection schemes using process bus against those where traditional copper wires are implemented. Differential protection...
Apr 2013 Multicore Methods to Accelerate Ship Power System Simulations
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Fabian Uriarte
Abstract : Two methods to partition and parallelize the simulation of large-scale shipboard power systems on multicore computes are demonstrated. The first method is node tearing, and it is used for offline simulation. The second...
Apr 2013 A Survey of Smart Grid Research and Development Involving Real-Time Simulation Technology
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Simone Araújo
Abstract : This paper discusses the various aspects involving the research and development of smart grids. Discussed are applications going from large grid renewable integration, systems to micro-grids. Load scheduling and power...
Mar 2013 A Platform for Wide Area Monitoring and Control System ICT Analysis and Development
Authors : Al-Hammouri Ahmad, Authors : Babazadeh Davood, Authors : Chenine Moustafa, Authors : Kun Zhu, Authors : Nordström Lars
Abstract : PMU-based Wide Area Monitoring and Control (WAMC) system is introduced to improve the monitoring ofpower grid across large geographic areas and control the gridusing more efficient and smart applications. The performance...
Mar 2013 SITL and HLA Co-simulation Platforms: Tools for Analysis of the Integrated ICT and Electric Power System
Authors : Babazadeh Davood, Authors : Borghetti Alberto, Authors : Bottura Riccardo, Authors : Nordström Lars, Authors : Nucci Carlo Alberto, Authors : Zhu Kun
Abstract : Due to the necessity of developing analysis tools in the integrated ICT and power system domain, this paper describes and compares the architecture and configuration of two different co-simulation approaches called SITL...
Mar 2013 Real-time Simulation of More-Electric Aircraft Power Systems
Authors : Christian Dufour
Abstract : The More-Electric-Aircraft (MEA) requires thorough testing procedures to meet extreme security requirements. Real-time simulation technologies have been traditionally part of this validation and testing process for...
Mar 2013 Special Session Real-time Simulation for industrial applications
Authors : Christian Dufour
Abstract : This paper makes a review of modern algorithms and techniques used to make HIL simulation using CPUs and FPGAs.
Mar 2013 FPGA-based Switched Reluctance Motor Drive and DC-DC Converter Models for High-Bandwidth HIL Real-Time Simulator
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Sébastien Cense
Abstract : In this paper, we describe an FPGA implementation of a Switched Reluctance Motor Drive (SRM) and a DC-DC bidirectional boost converter targeted for Hardware-In-the Loop (HIL) testing of modern SRM controllers. These FPGA...
Mar 2013 Comprehensive Real-Time Simulation of the Smart Grid
Authors : Auhtor: Philippe Beauchamp, Authors : Author: Chih-Lun Wang, Authors : Author: Ernesto Inoa Student Member IEEE, Authors : Author: Eylem Ekici Senior Member IEEE, Authors : Author: Feng Guo Student Member IEEE, Authors : Author: Jin Wang Member IEEE, Authors : Author: Luis Herrera Student Member IEEE, Authors : Author: Robert Murawski Member IEEE
Abstract : This paper presents a real-time simulation platform for smart grid applications. The developed platform is capable of simulating complex smart grid models with large numbers of high-speed switching devices at real time....
Dec 2012 Real-Time Smart Grid Application Testing using OPNET SITL
Authors : Babazadeh Davood, Authors : Chenine Moustafa, Authors : Nordström Lars, Authors : Zhu Kun
Abstract : Phasor -based Wide Area Monitoring and Control (WAMC) system promise to improve the monitoring of power grid across large geographic areas and accordingly controlling grid in more efficient and intelligent ways. In order...
Dec 2012 Real-Time Simulation of a Medium Scale Distribution Network
Authors : Alexandre Teninge, Authors : Hicham Fakham, Authors : Xavier Guillaud, Authors : Yvon Besanger Frederic Colas
Abstract : The paper proposes a methodology to model and simulate a medium scale distribution network with several feeders in a real-time multi-core environment. Due to the small length of the lines, this type of simulation is...
Dec 2012 Test Platform For Synchrophasor Based Wide-AreaMonitoring and Control Applications
Authors : Al-Hammouri Ahmad, Authors : Babazadeh, Authors : Chenine Moustafa, Authors : Davood, Authors : Deo Samarth, Authors : Lars, Authors : Nicholas Honeth, Authors : Nordström, Authors : Zhu Kun
Abstract : Synchrophasor technology is considered as a main enabler for the envisioned Smart Grid at the transmission level.Despite some preliminary field test results reported from ChinaSouthern Grid, the majority of the...
Oct 2012 Control of a Hybrid Energy Storage System Using a Three Level Neutral Point Clamped Converter
Authors : Aitor Etxeberria, Authors : Haritza Camblong, Authors : Jean-Michel Vinassat, Authors : lonel Vechiu, Authors : Sylvain Baudoin
Abstract : The increasing penetration level of the Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and their variability can compromise the proper operation of an electrical grid. The microgrid is being analysed as a solution to...
Oct 2012 A Wideband Line/Cable Model for Real-Time Simulations of Power System Transients
Authors : Octavio Ramos-Leaños; José Luis Naredo; Jean Mahseredjian; Christian Dufour; José Alberto Gutiérrez-Robles; Ilhan Kocar;
Abstract : This paper describes the implementation of a full frequency-dependent model for transmission lines and cables in a state-space-based solver for electromagnetic transients. This implementation is for real-time simulation...
Oct 2012 General-Purpose Reconfigurable Low-Latency Electric Circuit and Motor Drive Solver on FPGA
Authors : Christian Dufour; Sébastien Cense; Tarek Ould-Bachir; Luc-André Grégoire; Jean Bélanger
Related Event: IECON’ 2012
Abstract : This paper discusses the specifications and general structure of an electric circuit and motor drive solver on FPGA. The ‘Electric Hardware Solver’ or eHS presented in this paper have the objective to facilitate the...
Aug 2012 Multi-Terminal HVDC Grid with Power Flow Controllability
Authors : E. Veilleux - B.-T. Ooi
Related Event: CIGRE Paris 2012
Abstract : The concept of developing Multi-Terminal HVDC (MTDC) grid has re-emerged in the recent years with the increasing presence of renewable energy generation and the need for alternative power routes. This paper introduces...
Jul 2012 A Real-time Transient Stability Simulation Tool for Large-scale Power Systems
Authors : Vahid Jalili-Marandi; Eric Robert; Vincent Lapointe; Jean Bélanger
Abstract : Development of the Phasor tool for real-time transient stability simulation in large-scale power systems is presented in this paper. This tool can be used for performing contingency studies, testing control devices, as...
Jul 2012 Power System Simulation Algorithms for Parallel Computer Architectures
Authors : Christian Dufour; Vahid Jalili-Marandi; Jean Bélanger; Laurence Snider
Related Event: Power and Energy Society (PES) General Meeting
Abstract : This paper discusses high-performance computing from the hardware, software, and algorithmic perspectives. The paper emphasizes on recent advancements in parallel algorithms for both Electro-Magnetic Transients and...
Jul 2012 Real-time fuzzy control of a three-phase phase-controlled rectifier operating in discontinuous conduction mode
Authors : Kanaan Hadi Y.; Khalil Geoffrey; Geagea Kamal; Abou Rida Simon; Al-Haddad Kamal
Abstract : This paper presents a fuzzy feedback control system for DC voltage regulation of a phase-controlled three-phase rectifier. The controller operating range covers both the continuous conduction mode and the discontinuous...
Jun 2012 Adaptive Protection Deployment in Special Protection Schemes for Hydro Quebec's transmission grid
Authors : Alstom Grid, Authors : and Innocent Kamwa from Hydro-Quebec, Authors : Brian Kirby and Simon Richards, Authors : UK
Abstract : The authors wish to acknowledge the expert input and creative spirit of Hydro Quebec's IREQ research institute, without whom this product could not have been conceived. This article includes a summary of work...
May 2012 The Real-time Simulation of a Power Grid Integrating Solar Energies Using a Novel Power Conditioner
Authors : Amine Yamane; Weihua Wang; Luc-André Gregoire; Wei Li
Abstract : This paper presents a real-time simulation model for photovoltaic (PV) generators and a novel power conditioner for connecting solar energies into the electric grid. The power conditioner is composed of a zigzag-...
Apr 2012 SmarTS Lab: A Real-Time Hardware-in-the-Loop Laboratory for Developing WAMPAC Applications
Authors : Dr. Luigi Vanfretti
Abstract : At the core of the development of “Smart Transmission Grids” is the design, implementation, and testing of synchronized phasor measurement data applications that can supplement Wide-Area Monitoring, Protection, and...
Feb 2012 Modeling and Control of a Full-Bridge Modular Multilevel STATCOM
Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Luc-André Gregoire, Authors : Wei Li
Related Event: 2011 IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) General Meeting
Abstract : Due to its unique topology, the Modular Multilevel STATCOM has many advantages but requires a sophisticated controller and puts higher requirements on simulation tools. To simulate the STATCOM in real-time is preferable...
Jan 2012 Real time simulation: Recent progress & challenges
Authors : A.J., Authors : Laxmi, Authors : Menghal, Authors : P.M.
Abstract : In order to compete in the global market, engineering organizations are under increasing pressure to design, develop, and deploy products in the market place as quickly as possible with first time quality. In order to...
Jan 2012 Interfacing Issues in Multi-Domain Simulation Tools
Authors : A. Monti, Authors : and A. Davoudi, Authors : G. W. Chang, Authors : J. A. Martinez, Authors : J. Jatskevich, Authors : K. Strunz, Authors : M. O. Faruque, Authors : M. Steurer, Authors : R. Iravani, Authors : V. Dinavahi
Abstract : This task force paper presents multi-domain tools and their interfacing issues to perform simulations that require expertise in multiple areas of physics, such as electrothermal, electromechanical, electrochemical, and...
Nov 2011 Real-Time Simulation and Control of ReluctanceMotor Drives for High Speed Operation with Reduced Torque Ripple
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Minh C. Ta
Related Event: IECON 2011 - 37th Annual Conference - Melbourne
Abstract : This paper presents real-time simulation results of a switched reluctance motor (SRM) drive with a novel Torque Distribution Function (TDF) for high-speed applications, in order to reduce torque ripple. The SRM is fed by...
Nov 2011 A Smart Distribution Grid Laboratory
Authors : Amine Yamane, Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Isao Iyoda, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Takeiki Aizono, Authors : Toshifumi Ise, Authors : Wei Li
Related Event: IECON 2011 - 37th Annual Conference - Melbourne
Abstract : This paper details a Smart Grid Laboratory for the study of modern house distribution systems with multiple energy sources and energy regeneration capability. The laboratory is designed to perform real-time simulation of...
Nov 2011 A Novel and Flexible Test Stand for Medium Voltage Drives Using a Hardware-in-loop (HIL) Simulator
Authors : Ata Douzdouzani, Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Weihua Wang
Related Event: PCIM Europe
Abstract : With increasing complexity of topology and control strategies in medium voltage (MV) drives, a digital hardware-in-loop (HIL) simulator exhibits great advantage over a traditional analog test stand in terms of cost and...
Nov 2011 Power Quality Study for DC Microgrid with Real Time Simulation Platform
Authors : C. H. Chung, Authors : G. W. Chang, Authors : H. J. Lu, Authors : H. J. Su, Authors : J. Z. Wu, Authors : K. K. Jen
Abstract : A microgrid is a hybrid power system consists of several distributed generation resources and local loads, which provide the solution to supply premium power to remote or specific areas. However, some undesired effects...
Aug 2011 Control and Performance of a Modular Multilevel Converter System
Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Luc-André Gregoire, Authors : Wei Li
Related Event: 2011 CIGRE Canada Conference on Power Systems: Promoting better Power Systems
Abstract : The Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC) system has many advantages over conventional voltage source converters and therefore can be used in dc power transmission, micro grid, or renewable energy applications. While MMC’s...
Jul 2011 Booklet of electric applications and simulation examples
Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Jean-Nicolas Paquin, Authors : Wei Li
Abstract : eMEGAsim and eDRIVEsim product information & simulation application examples
Jun 2011 Floating-Point Engines for the FPGA-Based Real-Time Simulation of Power Electronic Circuits
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Jean Mahseredjian, Authors : Jean-Pierre David, Authors : Tarek Ould Bachir
Related Event: IPST 2011 - International Conference on Power Transients
Abstract : The real-time simulation of power electronic circuits is challenging for several reasons. A PC-based simulation can hardly achieve time-steps below 5-10 μs: this yields a limit on the maximal power electronic switching...
Jun 2011 RECONFIGURABLE FLOATING-POINT ENGINES FOR THE REAL-TIME SIMULATION OF PECS: A HIGH-SPEED PMSM DRIVE CASE STUDY
Authors : C. Dufour, Authors : J. Bélanger, Authors : J. Mahseredjian, Authors : J.P. David, Authors : T. Ould Bachir
Related Event: ELECTRIMACS 2011
Abstract : The real-time simulation of PMSM drives enables thorough testing of control strategies and allows rapid deployment of automotive applications. However, the simulation of power electronic circuits (PECs) in the context of...
May 2011 Tools for Analysis and Design of Distributed Resources—Part IV: Future Trends
Authors : J. A. Martinez, Authors : M. H. Nehrir, Authors : V. Dinavahi, Authors : X. Guillaud
Abstract : Real-time testing of new and more sophisticated distributed resource interfaces during transients, representing the different physical parts (mechanical, thermal, hydraulic, chemical, electrical, electronics) of a...
Apr 2011 A Combined State-Space Nodal Method for the Simulation of Power System Transients
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Jean Mahseredjian
Related Event: 2011 IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) General Meeting
Abstract : This paper presents a new solution method that combines state-space and nodal analysis for the simulation of electrical systems. The presented flexible clustering of state-space described electrical subsystems into a...
Apr 2011 Validation of a 60-Level Modular Multilevel Converter Model - Overview of Offline and Real- Time HIL Testing and Results
Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Laurence Snider, Authors : Luc-André Gregoire, Authors : Wei Li
Related Event: IPST 2011 - International Conference on Power Transients
Abstract : In this paper, full real-time digital simulation of a static modular multilevel converter (MMC) HVDC link interconnecting two AC networks is discussed. The converter has 60 cells per arm; each cell has two power switches...
Apr 2011 A Finite Element Analysis High-Speed PMSM Motor Drive Emulator on FPGA with Full Fault Testing Capabilityd Solver within SimPowerSystems
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Tarek Ould Bachir
Related Event: EPE 2011- The 14th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (and Exhibition)
Abstract : Presented in this paper is an advanced Finite-Element-Analysis (FEA) based PMSM motor drive emulator implemented on FPGA. FEA simulation of PMSM improves the accuracy with regards to classix Park DQ model by enabling the...
Mar 2011 FPGA-BASED REAL-TIME SIMULATION OF MULTILEVELMODULAR CONVERTER HVDC SYSTEMS
Authors : J. Bélanger, Authors : L.-A. Grégoire, Authors : W. Li
Related Event: ELECTRIMACS 2011
Abstract : AC-HVDC-AC energy conversion systems using modular multilevel voltage-source converters (MMC) are becoming very popular to integrate distributed energy systems to the main grid. MMC AC-DC-AC converters are also being...
Feb 2011 Solvers for Real-Time Simulation of Bipolar Thyristor-Based HVDC and 180-cell HVDC Modular Multilevel Converter for System Interconnection and Distributed Energy Integration
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Luc-André Gregoire
Related Event: 2011 Recife Symposium - CIGRE Brasil
Abstract : Thyristors-based converters are still today the most common type of HVDC links. Modular Multilevel Converter based HVDC links are often considered for lower power rating projects like off-shore wind farms. Both...
Jan 2011 Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) to reduce the development cost of power electronic converters
Authors : Girish Nanjundaiah, Authors : Kamal Al-Haddad, Authors : Luc-André Gregoire
Related Event: IICPE 2011 - India International Conference on Power Electronics
Abstract : This paper proposes a validation methodology for implementing solutions to challenges involved with power electronic converter design. Typically, the design process consists of first simulating the converter and then...
Dec 2010 Today’s Power System Simulation Challenge: High-performance, Scalable, Upgradable,Affordable COTS-Based Real-Time Digital Simulators
Authors : Girish Nanjundaiah, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Laurence A. Snider, Authors : Luc-André Gregoire
Abstract : This paper describes today's power system simulation challenge. Simulator technology has evolved from physical/analogue simulators (HVDC simulators, TNA’s) for electromagnetic transients and protection and control...
Oct 2010 Real-Time Simulation and Control of Reluctance Motor Drives for High Speed Operation with Reduced Torque Ripple
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Minh C. Ta
Related Event: EPE PEMC
Abstract : This paper presents real-time simulation results of a switched reluctance motor (SRM) drive with a novel Torque Distribution Function (TDF) for high-speed applications, in order to reduce torque ripple. The SRM is fed by...
Oct 2010 Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing of Hybrid Vehicle Motor Drives at Ford Motor Company
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Ji Wu, Authors : Linxiang Sun
Related Event: VPPC - IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference
Abstract : This paper describes the usage of Hardware-In-the-Loop technologies at Ford Motor Company for the development of hybrid vehicle cars. At the heart of these HIL tests are models of electric motor drives. Several...
Oct 2010 Real-Time Simulation: Applications to More Electric Aircrafts
Authors : Christian Dufour
Abstract : -About More Electric Aircraft -Real-Time Simulator Technology update -Onboard Ship Power System example -Tools for Electric System Simulation -Power Electronic Simulation on RT-LAB -Test Automation and Sequencer
Oct 2010 The What, Where and Why of Real-Time Simulation
Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Jean-Nicolas Paquin, Authors : Philippe Venne
Related Event: PES IEEE, general meeting
Abstract : Simulation tools have been widely used for the design and improvement of electrical systems since the midtwentieth century. The evolution of simulation tools has progressed in step with the evolution of computing...
Oct 2010 Large-Scale Real-Time Simulation of Wind Power Plants into Hydro-Québec Power System
Authors : Christian Larose, Authors : Gilbert Sybille, Authors : Gilbert Turmel, Authors : Jacques Brochu, Authors : Martin Fecteau, Authors : Richard Gagnon
Abstract : This paper is a synthesis of the work done at Institut de Recherche d’Hydro-Québec for modeling and simulating wind power plants for power system studies. The electromagnetic transient model of a wind generator using a...
Sep 2010 On Real-Time Simulation for Harmonic and Flicker Assessment of an Industrial System With Bulk Nonlinear Loads
Authors : Gary W. Chang Fellow IEEE, Authors : Huai-Jhe Su, Authors : Venkata Dinavahi Senior Member IEEE, Authors : Yu-Jen Liu Member IEEE
Abstract : This paper presents application experiences of realtime simulation (RTS) techniques for harmonic and flicker studies of an industrial power system, where the system and nonlinear loads are properly modeled. A PC-cluster-...
Jul 2010 Comparison between ARTEMIS 5th order Integration method used with the eMEGAsim Simulation Platform and the classical TUSTIN 2nd order method used in PSCAD and SimPowerSystems software
Authors : Amine Yamane, Authors : Jean Bélanger
Abstract : Real-time simulation requires the use of fixed step integration methods, capable of achieving accuracy with a time step range larger than 10 μs to 100 μs, to enable the use of standard processors and IO systems....
May 2010 Real-time Laboratory Implementation Results of an Active Filter
Authors : Alireza Javadi, Authors : Andre Youmssi, Authors : Frederic Sirois, Authors : Guy Olivier
Abstract : - Proliferation of power electronics converters and electronic equipments has dramatically increased electric pollution in electrical distribution power systems. Active filters (capable of injecting distorted currents...
May 2010 11-level Cascaded H-bridge Grid-tied Inverter Interface with Solar Panels
Authors : Faete Filho, Authors : Leon M. Tolbert, Authors : Yue Cao
Abstract : This paper presents a single-phase 11-level (5 H- bridges) cascade multilevel DC-AC grid-tied inverter. Each inverter bridge is connected to a 200 W solar panel. OPAL-RT lab was used as the hardware in the loop (HIL)...
Mar 2010 Real-Time Simulation of Large-Scale Power Systems using EMTP-RV and Simulink/SimPowerSystems
Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Jean-Nicolas Paquin
Related Event: ECCE 2009 - IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition
Abstract : This paper presents a modern PC-based real-time simulator using the latest INTEL quad-core processors to simulate a relatively large power system. The performance of the simulator is evaluated by comparing the results of...
Mar 2010 Real-Time Simulation Technologies in Education: a Link to Modern Engineering Methods and Practices
Authors : Cacilda Andrade, Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Jean Bélanger
Abstract : This paper discusses industrial applications of real time simulation technologies and opportunities that exist to include them in modern engineering education curricula. Real-time simulators are used extensively in...
Jan 2010 Real-Time Platform for the Control Prototyping and Simulation of Power Electronics and Motor Drives
Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Simon Abourida
Related Event: 2009 International Conference on Electric Power and Energy Conversion Systems (EPECS’09)
Abstract : The paper presents state-of-the-art technologies and platform for real-time simulation and control of motor drives, power converters and power systems. Through its support for Model-Based Design method with Simulink...
Dec 2009 The Use of Real-Time Simulation Technologies: Applications to electric Drive, Power Electronic and Grid Systems
Authors : Christian Dufour
Abstract : Considerations About Real-Time Simulation. Real-Time Simulators and Model-Based Design. Hardware Components of a Real Time Simulator. Solver Components of a Real Time Simulator. Test Automation and Sequencer. Using...
Nov 2009 Permeance Network Based Real-Time Induction Machine Model
Authors : Babak Asghari, Authors : Venkata Dinavahi
Abstract : In this paper a real-time permeance network based distributed model for induction machines is proposed which can accommodate the local phenomena such as slotting and space harmonics inside a machine. A linear permeance...
Nov 2009 Real Time Simulation of an LC Output Filter Grid-Connected Gas Turbine under Voltage Sag Operation
Authors : Fouad Salha, Authors : Frederic Colas, Authors : Xavier Guillaud
Related Event: Real Time 2009 - 2nd Annual Opal-RT International User Conference
Abstract : The aim of this work is to analyze the dynamic behavior of a distributed generator based on gas micro turbine GMT using a grid-connected inverter with an output LC filter. In this paper, we focus, on what happen in case...
Oct 2009 Monte-Carlo Study on a Large-Scale Power System Model in Real-Time using eMEGAsim
Authors : Claudio Pirolli, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Jean-Nicolas Paquin, Authors : Laurence A. Snider, Authors : Wei Li
Related Event: ECCE 2009 - IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition
Abstract : This paper describes a versatile, multi-domain, large power grid real-time digital simulator. Its ability to conduct multiple tests for protection coordination studies is described. A large grid model built using the...
Sep 2009 Latest Achievements in Real-Time Simulation of HVDC Systems and VSC-based FACTS using eMEGAsim
Authors : Jean-Nicolas Paquin
Abstract : This presentation will cover recent breakthroughs in the Real-Time Simulation of very large power grids using eMEGAsim. Specific topics to be covered will include: What is FACTS? What is HVDC? How to Simulate FACTS and...
Jul 2009 A 3-Level Neutral-Clamped Inverter Model with Natural Switching Mode Support for the Real-Time Simulation of Variable Speed Drives
Authors : Cédric Bordas, Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Olivier Rudloff
Related Event: ELECTROMOTION 2009 - EPE Chapter "Electric Drives"
Abstract : This paper presents a simulation model of a 3-level Neutral-Point Clamped IGBT inverter bridge suitable for real-time simulation testing of Variable Speed drives. The model is based on the switching-function approach,...
Jun 2009 A Real-Time Regulator, Turbine and Alternator Test Bench for Ensuring Generators Under Test Contribute to Whole System Stability
Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Marc Langevin, Authors : Marc Soullière
Related Event: ELECTROMOTION 2009 - EPE Chapter "Electric Drives"
Abstract : A new Test Bench for speed governors has been developed and successfully tested in a simulation laboratory and in a Hydro-Québec hydroelectric powerhouse. Equipped with a Real-Time Simulator, the RT-LAB BERTA Test Bench...
May 2009 Real-Time Simulation of HVDC Systems with eMEGAsim
Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Jean-Nicolas Paquin, Authors : Wei Li
Abstract : This document provides users with benchmark models to evaluate the OPAL-RT Technologies system configuration needed to develop research models for the following three HVDC transmission systems: • Bipolar HVDC model, •...
Apr 2009 A Modern and Open Real-Time Digital Simulator of All-Electric Ships with a Multi- Platform Co-Simulation Approach
Authors : Cristina Olariu, Authors : Hugo Kohmann, Authors : Irene Peres, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Jean-Nicolas Paquin, Authors : Loic Schoen, Authors : Wei Li
Abstract : Designing an All-Electric Ship (AES) requires testing of the interaction between hundreds of interconnected power electronic subsystems built by different manufacturers. Such integration tests require large analog test...
Jan 2009 REAL-TIME PLATFORM FOR THE CONTROL PROTOTYPING AND SIMULATION OF POWER ELECTRONICS AND MOTOR DRIVES
Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Simon Abourida
Abstract : The paper presents state-of-the-art technologies and platform for real-time simulation and control of motor drives, power converters and power systems. Through its support for Model-Based Design method with Simulink®,...
Oct 2008 Laboratory set-up for Real-Time study of Electric Drives with Integrated Interfaces for Test and Measurement
Authors : Fong Mak, Authors : Ram Sundaram, Authors : Sunil Tandle, Authors : Varun Santhaseelan
Abstract : This paper presents a real-time instrumentation setup for laboratory experiments in the course on electric drives that is adapted to incorporate the integrated response and analysis interfaces developed in the course on...
Oct 2008 A Hardware-In-the-Loop Simulation Platform for Prototyping and Testing of Wind Generator Controllers
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Jean-Nicolas Paquin
Abstract : To meet the growing demand for integration of renewable energy sources onto today’s power grids, many engineers from different specialized fields must be involved since various types of studies need to be conducted. The...
Oct 2008 Very-high Speed Control of an FPGA-based Finite-Element-Analysis Permanent Magnet Synchronous Virtual Motor Drive System
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Handy Blanchette, Authors : Jean Bélanger
Abstract : Presented in this paper are the results of tests involving high-speed closed-loop control of a virtual permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) drive implemented on a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) card, connected...
Sep 2008 Closed-Loop Control of Virtual FPGA-Coded Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor Drives
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Simon Abourida, Authors : Vincent Lapointe
Abstract : Presented in this paper are the results of closed-loop control experiments using a virtual permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) drive implemented on a fieldprogrammable gate array (FPGA) card connected to an...
Sep 2008 A Multi-Core PC-based Simulator for the Hardware-In-the-Loop Testing of Modern Train and Ship Traction Systems
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Guillaume Dumur, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Jean-Nicolas Paquin
Abstract : Today, the development and integration of train and ship controllers is a more difficult task than ever. Emergence of high-power switching devices has enabled the development of new solutions with improved...
Jun 2008 Real-Time Simulation of VSC-based HVDC Systems using Rectification Capable Switching Function-Based 3-Level Inverter Models
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Vincent Lapointe
Abstract : This paper presents a simulation model of a 3-level Neutral-Point Clamped IGBT inverter bridge suitable for real-time simulation testing. The model is switching-function based but also works in rectifying mode. Because...
Jun 2008 Real-time Simulation and Optimization of Multi-scale Shipboard Power Systems
Authors : Gayathri Seenumani, Authors : Jing Sun, Authors : Yanhui Xie
Abstract : Next generation all-electric warships are featured with Integrated Power Systems (IPS) which, together with an associated Zonal Electric Distribution System (ZEDS), enable the integration of heterogeneous power sources,...
Feb 2008 Hardware-In-The-Loop Testing of Aeronautic Systems with State-of-the-Art Real-Time Technologies
Authors : Simon Abourida
Abstract : Avionics, navigation systems, flight controls and power units are becoming increasingly sophisticated within aerospace and defense systems (airplanes, UAVs, missiles…). Hardware-in-the-loop simulation is a cost-...
Dec 2007 eMEGAsim: An Open High-Performance Distributed Real-Time Power Grid Simulator
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Loic Schoen, Authors : Vincent Lapointe
Abstract : This paper describes the architecture and specifications of advanced real-time simulators capable of accurately simulating electrical power grids and power electronic systems of any size. The OPAL-RT eMEGAsim simulator...
Oct 2007 Real-Time and Off-Line Simulation of a Detailed Wind Farm Model Connected to a Multi-Bus Network
Authors : Guillaume Dumur, Authors : Jean-Nicolas Paquin, Authors : Julien Moyen, Authors : Vincent Lapointe
Abstract : This paper describes the detailed modeling and simulation of a wind farm composed of eight doubly-fed induction generators (DFIG) connected to a 24-bus electrical network. Once built, the model was brought to real-time...
Oct 2007 Modern Hardware-In-the-Loop Simulation Technology for Fuel Cell Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Simon Abourida, Authors : Tetsuhiro Ishikawa
Abstract : This paper presents technologies designed for Hardware-In-the-Loop testing of modern motor drive systems commonly found in electric vehicles. Deliverable with the RT-LAB simulator comes various motor drive models with...
Oct 2007 A PC-Cluster Based Real-Time Simulator for All-Electric Ship Integrated Power Systems Analysis and Optimization
Authors : Gayathri Seenumani, Authors : Jing Sun, Authors : Yanhui Xie, Authors : Yifei Liu, Authors : Zhen Li
Abstract : This paper presents the development of a PC-cluster based real-time simulator for All Electric Ship (AES) Integrated Power System (IPS) analysis and optimization. The system is established at the University of Michigan...
Jun 2007 FPGA-Based Real-Time Simulation of Finite-Element Analysis Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machine Drives
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Simon Abourida, Authors : Vincent Lapointe
Abstract : This paper presents a real-time simulator of a permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) drive based on a finite-element analysis (FEA) method and implemented on an FPGA card for HIL testing of motor drive controllers....
Jun 2007 PC-Cluster-Based Real-Time Simulation of an 8-synchronous machine network with HVDC link using RT-LAB and TestDrive
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Jean-Nicolas Paquin, Authors : Loic Schoen, Authors : Vincent Lapointe
Abstract : In this paper, we detail the real-time simulation results of a medium-sized network composed of 8 synchronous machines and an HVDC link. The model is composed of two Kundur-like 4 machines networks connected together...
May 2007 Tests on a 23-bus network model and multi-machine model: Comparison with EMTP-RV
Authors : Guillaume Dumur, Authors : Julien Moyen, Authors : Mathieu Giroux, Authors : Vincent Lapointe
Abstract : In this document, several power systems will be built and analyzed both with Artemis and EMTP. Load-Flow computations and transient responses will particularly be studied. Load-Flow computation will be made on a 23 bus...
May 2006 Design and Real-Time Implementation of Robust FACTS Controller for Damping Inter-Area Oscillation
Authors : Bikash C. Pal, Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Petr Korba, Authors : Rajat Majumder
Abstract : An application of a normalized H-infinity loop-shaping technique for design and simplification of damping controllers in the LMI framework is illustrated in this paper. The solution is sought numerically using LMIs with...
May 2006 InfiniBand-Based Real-Time Simulation of HVDC, STATCOM and SVC Devices with Custom-Of-The-Shelf PCs and FPGAs
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Simon Abourida
Abstract : This paper presents a real-time simulator for large power network based on Custom-Of-The-Shelf technologies, all embedded in the RT-LAB real-time simulation platform. This platform uses Pentium, Xeon, Opteron-based PCs (...
May 2006 Hardware-In-the-Loop Simulation of Finite-Element Based Motor Drives with RT-LAB and JMAG
Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Simon Abourida, Authors : Takashi Yamada, Authors : Tomoyuki Arasawa
Abstract : This paper presents a new development in the field of design process and testing of motor drives, for hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) applications. It consists of implementing the Finite Element (FE) Method applied to...
May 2006 A Distributed Real-Time Framework for Dynamic Management of Heterogeneous Co-simulations
Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Jean-Francois Cécile, Authors : Loic Schoen, Authors : Vincent Lapointe
Abstract : Simulation of complex systems usually requires that heterogeneous models be integrated into a single simulation environment. Because these models are often developed by different teams, or depend on various commercial...
Apr 2006 A Versatile Cluster-based Real-Time Digital Simulator for Power Engineering Research
Authors : Lok-Fu Pak, Authors : Omar Faruque, Authors : Venkata Dinavahi, Authors : Xin Nie
Abstract : This paper presents the development of a unique parallel and distributed real-time digital simulator for power engineering research at the University of Alberta. The simulator is built entirely from commodity-off-the-...
Feb 2006 FPGA-Based Real-Time Simulation of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor Drive for Vehicular Applications
Authors : Christian Dufour
Abstract : Nowadays, it is a common engineering practice to test a motor controller against a simulated motor model running in real-time before using the controller in real-life conditions. This has several advantages. For example...
Feb 2006 Real-Time Simulation of Permanent Magnet Motor Drive on FPGA Chip for High-Bandwidth Controller Tests and Validation
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Simon Abourida
Abstract : This paper presents a real-time simulator of a permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) drive implemented on an FPGA card. Real-time simulation of PMSM drives enables rapid deployment and thorough testing of efficient...
Dec 2005 Hardware-In-the-Loop Simulation of Power Drives with RT-LAB
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Simon Abourida
Abstract : This paper presents the RT-LAB Electrical Drive Simulator technology along with practical applications. The RT-LAB simulation software enables the parallel simulation of power drives and electric circuits on clusters of...
Dec 2005 RT-LAB Real Time Simulation of Electric Drives and Systems
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Girish Nanjundaiah, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Simon Abourida
Abstract : This paper presents the RT-LAB Electrical Drive Simulator technology along with practical applications. The RT-LAB simulation software enables the parallel simulation of an electrical circuit on clusters of PC running...
Nov 2005 Real-Time Simulation of PEM-Based Fuel-Cell Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Tuhin K. Das
Abstract : This paper presents results on real-time simulation of a PEM-based fuel-cell hybrid electric vehicle. The hybrid electric vehicle is composed of a battery, a fuel cell, a DC-DC converter and a choice of PMSM or induction...
Nov 2005 Real-Time Digital Simulation and Control Laboratory for Distributed Power Electronic Generation and Distribution
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Simon Abourida
Abstract : Complex power generation and distribution systems are needed on board spacecrafts, all electric warships, hybrid electric vehicles, distributed energy systems and other applications requiring compact, flexible autonomous...
Sep 2005 Real-Time Simulation of Matrix Converter Drives
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Lixiang Wei, Authors : Thomas A. Lipo
Abstract : This paper describes a real time simulator of matrix converter system. The simulated plant is a classical matrix converter with source, input filter and load. The simulator is based on the RT-LAB real time simulation...
Aug 2005 Electronic Platforms and On-Board Systems on Smart Vehicles: Dealing with Information in "Real-Time"
Authors : Jean Bélanger
Abstract : This presentation describes Opal-RT's next generation hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) tools to be used for the next generation vehicles. An in depth look at the challenges and solutions of developing testing strategies...
Aug 2005 Real-time Simulation of Onboard Generation and Distribution Power Systems
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Simon Abourida
Abstract : This paper presents the RT-LAB Electrical Drive Simulator technology along with practical applications. The RT-LAB simulation software enables the parallel simulation of an electrical circuit on clusters of PC running...
Jun 2005 CarSim-RT-LAB Hardware-in-the-Loop Demonstration
Abstract : This video is a demonstration on how RT-LAB and Mechanical Simulation Corporation's CarSim can be used to simulate a vehicle with a brake system that has hardware-in-the-loop to run in real-time.
Jun 2005 CarSim-RT-LAB Hardware-in-the-Loop Demonstration
Authors : Steve Hann
Abstract : This video is a demonstration on how RT-LAB and Mechanical Simulation Corporation's CarSim can be used to simulate a vehicle with a brake system that has hardware-in-the-loop to run in real-time.
Jun 2005 Hardware-in-the-Loop Design Optimization with CarSim-RT and iSight
Authors : Damon Becker, Authors : Paul Goossens
Abstract : Using CarSim-RT with iSight, engineers were able to demonstrate the optimization of a braking system with an ABS ECU connected to the design model. In this example, demonstrated at the iSight User Conference in Detroit,...
May 2005 Real-time Simulation of a 48-Pulse GTO STATCOM Compensated Power System on a Dual-Xeon PC using RT-LAB
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Jean Bélanger
Abstract : This paper reports on the real-time simulation of a 48-pulse GTO STATCOM static compensator with RT-LAB Electrical System Simulator using Linux PC-based, multi-processor technology. The power system has 3 buses and 3...
Apr 2005 Real-Time and Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation of Electric Drives and Power Electronics: Process, Problems and Solutions
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Simon Abourida
Abstract : This paper discusses Real-Time and Hardware-In-The Loop simulation used for the design and testing of electric drives and power electronic systems. A thorough overview of the design process involving the approach of real...
Mar 2005 Advances in Real-Time Simulation of Fuel Cell Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Kousuke Uemura, Authors : Tetsuhiro Ishikawa
Abstract : This paper describes the RT-LAB real-time simulator implementation of the Hardware-In-the-Loop simulation of a fuel cell hybrid electric vehicle system with several 10 kHz converters. The paper demonstrates the necessity...
Feb 2005 Real-Time Simulation of a Complete PMSM Drive a 10 µs Time-Step
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Hisanori Yamasaki, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Masaya Harakawa, Authors : Simon Abourida, Authors : Tetsuaki Nagano
Abstract : This paper presents a description and results of the fastest-ever-reported, PC-based real-time (RT) simulator of an AC drive. The RT simulator is used to simulate a complete PMSM drive circuit in a Hardware-In-The-Loop (...
Sep 2004 Real-Time Simulation of Doubly Fed Induction Generator for Wind Turbine Applications
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Jean Bélanger
Abstract : This paper describes a real-time simulator of wind turbine generator system suitable for controller design and tests. The simulated generator is a grid-connected doubly fed induction machine with back-to-back PWM voltage...
Mar 2004 Real-Time Simulation Technologies for the Simulation of Electric Drives and Large Systems
Authors : Jean Bélanger
Abstract : This presentation presents the challenges of simulating electric drives and Opal-RT's vision for the next decade, it shows the real-time simulators' evolution, requirements and technology trends. Then,...
Mar 2004 Shrinking the V Real-Time Testing for Real-Time Systems
Authors : David Rausen, Authors : Wensi Jin
Abstract : HIL systems have evolved rapidly in recent years, the result is an increased use of HIL in automotive engineering. However, HIL is not used to its fullest potential because of a lack in high fidelity plant models, tools...
Mar 2004 Vehicle Modeling and Simulation
Authors : Scott Broom
Abstract : RAPTOR provides a virtual engine, vehicle, and test environment. MATLAB®/SIMULINK® is then used to develop the control algorithms for the virtual engine and vehicle. Once the controls prototyping is accomplished, Opal RT...
Dec 2003 A PC-Cluster Based Fully Digital Real-Time Simulation of a Field Oriented Speed Controller for an Induction Motor
Authors : A.M. Trzynadlowski, Authors : J.S. Thongam, Authors : Mathieu Dube-Dallaire, Authors : Mohand Ouhrouche, Authors : R. Beguenane
Abstract : In this paper, the authors present a fully digital real-time simulation of a high performance indirect field-oriented controller for an induction motor using RT-LAB running on a simple off-the-shell PC. This real-time...
Oct 2003 Accelerating Model Development for Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing Using Physical Models
Authors : Benoit Honel, Authors : Wensi Jin, Authors : William E. Debs
Abstract : This presentation is a review of General Motors Powertrain’s experience with Opal-RT and IMAGINE Software.
Sep 2003 Real-Time Simulation of Switched Reluctance Motor Drives
Authors : Mark Ehsani, Authors : Simon Abourida
Abstract : This presentation includes an introduction on why real-time simulation of motor drive should be used. It then shows, the configuration of the SRM inverter, the basic equations of the drive, the inductance based model of...
Sep 2003 Real-time Simulation of Hybrid Electric Vehicle Traction Drives
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Simon Abourida
Abstract : This paper presents a real-time electric vehicle traction drive simulator along with two applications. The first application is a double IGBT bridge inverter connected to an induction motor through an inter phase...
Aug 2003 An Automated Design Synthesis System Involving Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation
Authors : Steve Hann, Authors : Wensi Jin
Abstract : This presentation explains a hardware in-the-loop (HIL) experiment: the automated design synthesis with a development ECU. It also gives details about the underlying technologies used: RT-LAB (Opal-RT) as the HIL...
Jul 2003 Preliminary Model Matching of the Embraer 170 Jet
Authors : Marco Papini, Authors : Sergio Cavalcanti
Abstract : The development of the EMBRAER 170 Jet has benefited from an expanded modeling and simulation capability at EMBRAER. The aerodynamics model and its accuracy became an important part of the design development phase. This...
Jun 2003 Validation Tests of the HYPERSIM Digital Real Time Simulator with a Large AC-DC Network
Authors : Bissonnette M., Authors : Casoria S., Authors : Do V.Q., Authors : Marcoux B., Authors : McNabb D, Authors : Paré D., Authors : Soumagne J.C., Authors : Turmel G.
Related Event: International Workshop on The Use of Synchrophasors in Power Systems – An Indispensable Infrastructure in the 21st Century
Abstract : Hydro-Quebec (HQ) had used for many years a very large hybrid simulator for studying various aspects of its power system network. New developments on its network requires to expand and maintain the simulation facilities...
May 2003 Robust and Adaptive Tracking Control of Surface Vessel for Synchronization with an ROV: Pratical Implementation on Cybership II
Authors : Dag Abel Sveen
Abstract : During the semester of thesis work, many experiments with the offshore vessel model Cybership II, have been successfully completed at the Marine Cybernetics Laboratory (MCLab), at Tyholt,Trondheim. This includes...
Mar 2003 Control of a Multilevel Converter Using Resultant Theory
Authors : John Chiasson, Authors : Keith J. McKensie, Authors : Leon Tolbert, Authors : Zhong Du
Abstract : This paper describes the method given to compute the switching angles in a multi-level converter to produce the required fundamental voltage while at the same time cancel specified higher order harmonics.
Mar 2003 RT-LAB in Action: Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal - 8-Degrees-of-Freedom Robot Arm Control Development Platform
Authors : Alexis Guigue, Authors : Paul Goossens, Authors : Vladimir Polotski
Abstract : This presentation displays how RT-LAB was used at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal to help test and build their 8-degree-of-freedom robot arm. The RT-LAB Engineering Simulator was chosen as the real-time platform because...
Dec 2002 Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation Chassis System Applications
Authors : Wei-Yi Loh
Abstract : This presentation illustrates how rapid engineering development with the hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) approach reduces product development costs by reducing product development time, minimizing the number of prototypes and...
Dec 2002 Real-time Simulation of Electrical Vehicle Motor Drives on a PC Cluster
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Simon Abourida
Abstract : This paper presents a real-time motor drive simulator capable to accurately simulate a double IGBT bridge inverter connected to an induction motor through an inter phase transformer. The simulator also includes a DC link...
Dec 2002 Real-Time Simulation of Hybrid Electric Vehicle Traction Drives
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Simon Abourida
Abstract : This paper presents a real-time electric vehicle traction drive simulator along with two publications. The first application is a double IGBT bridge inverter connected to an induction motor through an inter phase...
Dec 2002 Real-time Simulation of Induction Motor IGBT Drive on a PC-Cluster
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Simon Abourida
Abstract : This paper presents a real-time motor drive simulator capable to accurately simulate a double IGBT bridge inverter connected to an induction motor through an inter phase transformer. The simulator also includes a DC link...
Dec 2002 Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation of Physically Based Automotive Models with Dymola
Authors : Martin Otter
Abstract : This report discusses how Dymola solves certain difficult problems for hardware-in-the-loop simulation (HIL) of automotive systems. Two types of benchmark models have been chosen to demonstrate the capabilities of Dymola...
Oct 2002 Distributed Dynamics of Systems with Closed Kinematic Chains
Authors : Waseem A. Khan
Abstract : This thesis shows how RT-LAB was used to distribute the model execution on four PCs while meeting strict deterministic performance and synchronization requirements for this specific application.
Sep 2002 Towards Docking Emulation Using Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation with Parallel Platforms
Authors : Christian Lange, Authors : Eric Martin, Authors : Jean-Claude Piedboeuf, Authors : Josef Kovecses
Abstract : In this paper, a research project of the Canadian Space Agency in the field of satellite servicing is described. In particular, the hardware-in-the-loop simulation of a rendezvous-docking operation of a chaser and target...
Jul 2002 RT-LAB Based Real-Time Simulation of a Direct Field-Oriented Controller for an Induction Motor
Authors : Mohand Ouhrouche, Authors : Nicolas Léchevin, Authors : Simon Abourida
Abstract : In this paper, the authors present a real-time PC-based simulation of a direct field-oriented controller (DFOC) for an induction motor using RT-LAB software package. The use of a real-time simulator to achieve Hardware-...
Jul 2002 Real-Time Computer Control of a Multilevel Converter Using the Mathematical Theory of Resultants
Authors : John Chiasson, Authors : Keith J. McKensie, Authors : Leon Tolbert, Authors : Zhong Du
Abstract : This paper explains the mathematical theory of resultants used to compute the switching angles in a multilevel converter so that it produces the required fundamental voltage while at the same time cancels out unwanted...
Jul 2002 Solutions to Typical Motor Load Emulation Control Problems
Authors : Abdellfattah Ba-razzouk, Authors : Hassania Baibanou, Authors : Pierre Sicard
Abstract : This paper presents a comprehensive formulation of dynamic emulation problems of mechanical loads. The dynamometer and the electrical drive under test can be coupled with flexible or rigid coupling. Control solutions to...
Jun 2002 Accurate Simulation of a 6-Pulse Inverter with Real-Time Event Compensation in ARTEMIS
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Simon Abourida
Abstract : This paper presents new simulation software that allows the efficient and accurate fixed-time-step simulation of complex event-based electrical systems. The software, named ARTEMIS (Advanced Real-Time Electro-Mechanical...
Mar 2002 Real-Time PC-Based Simulator of Electric Systems and Drives
Authors : Simon Abourida
Abstract : This application note covers the following benchmarks: AC-DC 6-Pulse Thyristor Converter, a 6-pulse PWM Inverter and a 6-pulse IGBT STATCOM.
Feb 2002 Real-Time PC-Based Simulator of Electric Systems and Drives
Authors : Biao Yu, Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Guillaume Murere, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Nicolas Léchevin, Authors : Simon Abourida
Abstract : This paper presents a novel computer-based tool for real-time simulation and rapid control prototyping of power electronic systems and drives. The tool consists of innovative algorithmic software (ARTEMIS) for the fixed-...
Feb 2002 Hardware Emulation Strategies for Concurrent Microsatellite Hardware and Software Development
Authors : Christopher J. Dmaren, Authors : G. James Weels, Authors : Robert E. Zee
Abstract : This paper illustrates how the use of the real-time development system RT-Lab™, which combines both software-based emulation and customized hardware interfaces, provides a flexible environment to develop embedded...
Dec 2001 A Library of Simulink Blocks for Real-time Control of HEV Traction Drives
Authors : John Chiasson, Authors : Leon Tolbert
Abstract : This paper describes the development of advanced control and modeling algorithms for the various types of motor drives considered for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). The algorithms are given in the high-level language...
Dec 2001 Induction Motor Control for HEVs
Authors : Keith J. McKensie, Authors : Zhong Du
Abstract : This presentation is an example given from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and The University of Tennessee about the three phase inverter for electric drives, voltage and current sensor boards, three phase PWM generator,...
Dec 2001 Robust Flight Control: A Real-Time Simulation Investigation
Authors : Dave Harman, Authors : Hugh H.T. Liu
Abstract : This paper presents the research work of real-time implementation and simulation for a distributed aircraft model with one robust flight controller. Further, a comparative analysis between online and real-time simulation...
Sep 2001 Accurate Real-Time Simulation of AC Inverter with Switching Event Compensation in ARTEMIS
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Simon Abourida
Abstract : This paper presents simulation software that allows the efficient and accurate fixed-time-step simulation of complex switched electrical systems. The software, named ARTEMIS (Advanced Real-Time Electro-Mechanical...
Sep 2001 Accurate Real-Time Simulation of Static-Var Compensator with Switching Events Compensation using ARTEMIS
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Simon Abourida
Abstract : This paper presents simulation software that allows the efficient and accurate fixed-time-step simulation of complex event-based electrical systems. The software, named ARTEMIS (Advanced Real-Time Electro-Mechanical...
Sep 2001 Real-Time Closed-Loop Control of a 6-Pulse Rectifier with Switching-Event Compensation in Artemis
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Simon Abourida
Abstract : This short paper presents the results of testing ARTEMIS™ Advanced Real-Time Electro-Mechanical Transient Simulator on the simulation of a 6-pulse thyristor converter. The tests highlight the ARTEMIS Discrete-Time...
Sep 2001 Accurate Simulation of Thyristor Controlled Reactor with Switching Event Compensation in ARTEMIS
Authors : Christian Dufour, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Simon Abourida
Abstract : This paper presents new simulation software that allows the efficient and accurate fixed-time-step simulation of complex switched electrical systems. The software, named ARTEMIS accurately simulates time-segment linear...
Sep 2001 Modeling and Simulation of Coupled Hydraulic and Multi-Body Subsystems
Authors : M. Stüwing, Authors : S. Dronka, Authors : S. Helduser, Authors : S. Liebig
Abstract : This presentation explains the connection between SIMPACK, MATLAB, SIMULINK, RT-LAB and DSH Plus for the modeling and simulation of coupled hydraulic and multi-body subsystems.
May 2001 ARTEMIS Practical Advantages
Authors : Simon Abourida
Abstract : This application note explains the practical advantages of ARTEMIS (Advanced Real-Time Electro-Mechanical Transient Simulator) and how it improves the accuracy of the power system block set.
May 2001 The Artemis Plug-in Improves the Accuracy of the Power System Under PSB/ARTEMIS/RT-LAB
Authors : Guillaume Murere, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Nicolas Léchevin
Abstract : This application note reports how the TUSTIN method in PSB and the ART5 method in the ARTEMIS Add-On compare in terms of precision, particularly for long-term simulation. The ARTEMIS Add-On uses the ART5 method and the ‘...
Dec 2000 Essential Real-Time and Modeling Tools for Robot Rapid Prototyping
Authors : Jason Michel Lambert, Authors : Mojtaba Ahmadi
Abstract : This paper proposes a set of three requirements in order to have a flexible real-time systems design environment to be used for rapid prototyping. SYMOFROS, a symbolic modeling and simulation software developed by...
Dec 2000 Integrated Path-Planning Module for Robot Rapid Prototyping in a Real-Time Systems Design Environment
Authors : Iraj Mantegh, Authors : Jason Michel Lambert, Authors : Nicolas Léchevin
Abstract : This paper presents a methodology in dealing with the path planning of robotic systems and its implementation. It includes a description of the software integration in an offline and real-time system. The resulting...
Dec 2000 Comparison of Two Alternate Methods for Distributed Forward Dynamic Simulation of a Four-Bar Linkage
Authors : Venkat Krovi, Authors : Waseem A. Khan
Abstract : In this paper, we examine the modular development of two alternate methods for distributed computation of the forward dynamics simulations of constrained mechanical systems such as four-bar linkages. Both models of the...
Nov 2000 Real-Time Simulation of Averaged Models of Power Converters Part 2
Authors : Guillaume Murere, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Nicolas Léchevin
Abstract : This application note (Part 2) reports the results of a study conducted to see whether averaged models can be used to study electromagnetic transients, either caused by a large disturbance in the control system, or by...
Nov 2000 Real-Time Simulation of Averaged Models of Power Converters Part 3
Authors : Guillaume Murere, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Nicolas Léchevin
Abstract : This application note (Part 3) explains the design and optimization of fast PWM energy conversion control systems is time-consuming when the power electronics converters (PEC) are simulated in detail. Variable-step...
Nov 2000 Effective Real-time Simulations of Event-Based Systems
Authors : Alain Rabbath, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Moussa Abdoune
Abstract : This paper presents a set of novel tools that allow the efficient simulation, at fixed time steps, of event-based dynamic systems. The so-called RT-EVENTS library is an innovative toolbox that can be used with the...
Oct 2000 Real-Time Simulation of Averaged Models of Power Converters, Part. 1
Authors : Guillaume Murere, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Nicolas Léchevin
Abstract : This application note (Part 1) explains that in rapid control prototyping of power converter systems, real-time simulation of power-converter and controller models is highly desirable.
Sep 2000 Simulation of Kundur’s Four-Machine, Two-Area Power System Under PSB/ARTEMIS/RT-LAB
Authors : Guillaume Murere, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Nicolas Léchevin
Abstract : This application note explains a two areas, four machines power system is considered in this note in order to demonstrate numerical advantages of ARTEMIS’ fixed-step-size integration method versus Tustin method currently...
Sep 2000 Ford V6 Engine Simulation Acceleration
Authors : Wensi Jin
Abstract : In a rapid prototyping environment, internal combustion engine control systems are difficult to model and to simulate, especially within both fast and real-time simulation settings. A solution to the problems of long...
Dec 1999 On a Comparative Study of Digital Redesign Methods
Authors : Alain Rabbath, Authors : N. Hori
Abstract : This paper compares the performances achieved with the conventional digital redesign techniques with those obtained with the modern global digital redesign methods such as the plant input mapping methods and the optimal...
Dec 1999 Simulink Model Implementation on Multi-Processors Under Windows-NT
Authors : Herve Desira, Authors : John Ozard
Abstract : This paper describes the application of a partially automated approach for distributing Simulink software across multiple CPUs for more rapid execution. The work described applies directly to the Windows operating...
Dec 1999 Effective Modeling & Simulation of Internal Combustion Engine Control Systems
Authors : Alain Rabbath, Authors : Herve Desira, Authors : K Butts
Abstract : This paper proposes a novel modeling and simulation method as well as an integrated software/hardware solution to effectively model, from a time-domain point of view, and simulate internal combustion engine control...
Dec 1999 Enabling PC-Based HIL Simulation for Automotive Applications
Authors : Guillaume Murere, Authors : Paul Baracos, Authors : Wensi Jin
Abstract : This paper describes new technologies that enable the use of the affordable PC hardware as the computing platform for high-performance electromechanical simulation. Challenging applications such as real-time hardware-in-...
Dec 1999 A Methodology for the Potential Improvement of Gas-Turbine Engine Digital Control Systems
Authors : Alain Rabbath, Authors : N. Hori
Abstract : This paper describes technology for high-performance simulation. Challenging applications such as real-time hardware-in-the-loop and mega-simulation are made possible using parallel architectures based on COTS PC...
A Modern and Open Real-Time Digital Simulator of Contemporary Power Systems
Authors : Claudio Pirolli, Authors : Jean Bélanger, Authors : Jean-Nicolas Paquin, Authors : Laurence A. Snider, Authors : Wei Li
Abstract : This paper describes a versatile, multi-domain, real-time digital simulator of large power grids. Its capability to conduct multiple tests for protection coordination studies is described. A large grid model built using...
FPGA Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor Floating-Point Models with Variable-DQ and Spatial Harmonic Finite-Element Analysis Solvers
Authors : C. Dufour, Authors : J. Bélanger, Authors : S. Cense
Abstract : This paper explains the implementation of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors using the latest JMAG-RT Finite-Element-Analysis software’s real-time algorithms: variable-DQ and Spatial Harmonic. In the variable-DQ...
Decoupling Technique for Real-Time Simulation of Power Electronic Using Short Line
Authors : H. F. Blanchette, Authors : K. Al-Haddad, Authors : L.-A. Grégoire, Authors : Y. Bouzid
Abstract : This paper proposes a method to decouple and subdivide electrical circuits in order to achieve fast and accurate real-time simulation. Using this method, each state variable can be discretized using different solvers. By...
Decoupling Technique for Real-Time Simulation of Power Electronic Using Short Line
Authors : H. F. Blanchette, Authors : K. Al-Haddad, Authors : L.-A. Grégoire, Authors : Y. Bouzid
Abstract : This paper proposes a method to decouple and subdivide electrical circuits in order to achieve fast and accurate real-time simulation. Using this method, each state variable can be discretized using different solvers....
HIL testing of PMU based Distance Protection Algorithm
Authors : and Vamshidhar Reddy Patlola. Supervisor: Dr. Sumit Paudyal, Authors : Michigan Technological University., Authors : Prathap Nagu Prabhakar, Authors : Yaswanth Arumalla
Abstract : This work has been completed as part of graduate course project at Michigan Tech. It sets up a closed loop hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) test system using NI PMU Development System (NI-9068 and accessories) and OPAL-RT...
HIL testing of PMU based Distance Protection Algorithm
Authors : Author: Yaswanth Arumalla; Author: Prathap Nagu Prabhakar; Author: Vamshidhar Reddy Patlola. Supervisor: Dr. Sumit Paudyal-Michigan Technological University
Abstract : This work sets up a closed loop hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) test system using NI PMU Development System (NI-9068 and accessories) and OPAL-RT power system simulator (OP5600). The HIL system is used to test the performance...