A modular real-time hardware-in-the-loop simulation environment for microgrids
Author(s)Overlin, Matthew R
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
James L. Kirtley, Jr.
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In this work, a real-time load flow solver that solves for the complex bus voltages in a 4-bus electrical network (with 1 bus as the swing/reference bus) was designed and implemented. Simple Distributed Generator (DG) models were written in C++, with a 3-phase inverter always as the last sub-system of each DG model. The inverter was implemented as a real-/reactive-power controller. Two nodes in the network were made to have adjustable real and reactive power. Real and reactive powers in the network, line impedances, and node connectivity were used to solve for bus voltages in a Gauss-Seidel Load Flow Solver (implemented in an intel MAX® 10 FPGA). The implementation was carried out assuming balanced operation at all of the nodes and a balanced network.
Thesis: M. Eng., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2017.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-152).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.