Real-time Hardware-in-the-Loop simulation for optimal Dc microgrid control development

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics


Microgrids are an emerging approach to achieve the goals of increased reliability, availability, efficiency and renewable energy usage. Many advanced control strategies have been developed to achieve these goals. However, final development and validation of the controls can be difficult due to the need for large and costly hardware testbeds. Real-time hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulators can enable the emulation of complex microgrid testbeds while developing the real-time control hardware to implement and verify theoretical optimal control strategies. This paper presents the development of loss-optimal and energy storage optimization of dc microgrids in distributed digital signal processor (DSP) hardware using HIL test setup.

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2014 IEEE 15th Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics, COMPEL 2014