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Energies 2017, 10(8), 1239;

A Novel FPGA-Based Real-Time Simulator for Micro-Grids

The Key Laboratory of Smart Grid of Ministry of Education, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China
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Received: 27 July 2017 / Revised: 15 August 2017 / Accepted: 16 August 2017 / Published: 21 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Electrical Power and Energy System)
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To meet the requirements of micro-grid real-time simulation, a novel real-time simulator for micro-grids based on Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) and orders (FO-RTDS) is designed. We describe the design idea of the real-time solver and the order generator. Multi-valued parameter prestorage and multi-rate simulation are introduced to reduce the computational pressure. The data scheduling is carried out following the principle of saving the resources and the minimizing the average distance between variables. An example is performed on XC7VX690T-2FFG1761 chip, which proves the novel FO-RTDS method greatly improves the scale of real-time simulation of micro-grids. View Full-Text
Keywords: micro-grid; real-time simulation; FPGA; multi-valued parameter prestorage; multi-rate simulation micro-grid; real-time simulation; FPGA; multi-valued parameter prestorage; multi-rate simulation

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Zhang, B.; Fu, S.; Jin, Z.; Hu, R. A Novel FPGA-Based Real-Time Simulator for Micro-Grids. Energies 2017, 10, 1239.

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