An overall study of a real-time simulator and application of RT-LAB using MATLAB simpowersystems

Subrina Sultana Noureen, Vishwajit Roy, Stephen B. Bayne

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Abstract

This paper summarizes the features and advantages of the renowned Real-Time Digital Simulator (RTDS) called OPAL-RT Simulator. Alongside with its applications in the electric power system for the system design, analysis and testing. This comprehensive study also includes a brief description of its software, hardware, I/O system, modeling, Hardware-in-the-Loop and other prospects. Tremendous advancement in the storage capacity and computational speed of the modern computer system has done for the last few decades. Assimilating this advancement, this simulation tool has designed with unique features like real-time model-in-the-loop, Hardware-in-the-loop. Also for moderate operational and maintenance cost, OPAL-RT Simulator has become more prevalent to the researcher. There are immense scopes of experimental research in power systems analysis. This is the prime reasoning for describing the necessity and significance of OPAL-RT simulator in this work. In addition, a semi-simulation experiment of a PV system is presented using RT-LAB software. Two of the most salient tools of OPAL-RT are 1) RT-LAB and 2) ARTEMIS, which were applied in power electronics are also summarized.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Green Energy and Smart Systems Conference, IGESSC 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538620274
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 5 2018
Event2017 IEEE Green Energy and Smart Systems Conference, IGESSC 2017 - Long Beach, United States
Duration: Nov 7 2017Nov 8 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE Green Energy and Smart Systems Conference, IGESSC 2017
Volume2017-November

Conference

Conference2017 IEEE Green Energy and Smart Systems Conference, IGESSC 2017
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach
Period11/7/1711/8/17

Keywords

  • Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL)
  • Model based design
  • PV system
  • Power electronics
  • Real-Time Digital Simulator (RTDS)
  • Software-in-the-loop (SIL)

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    Noureen, S. S., Roy, V., & Bayne, S. B. (2018). An overall study of a real-time simulator and application of RT-LAB using MATLAB simpowersystems. In 2017 IEEE Green Energy and Smart Systems Conference, IGESSC 2017 (pp. 1-5). (2017 IEEE Green Energy and Smart Systems Conference, IGESSC 2017; Vol. 2017-November). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IGESC.2017.8283453