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Development of Real-Time Implementation of a Wind Power Generation System with Modular Multilevel Converters for Hardware in the Loop Simulation Using MATLAB/Simulink

School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Hongik University, Seoul 04066, Korea
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Electronics 2020, 9(4), 606; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9040606
Received: 21 February 2020 / Revised: 20 March 2020 / Accepted: 1 April 2020 / Published: 2 April 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue High Power Electric Traction Systems)
In this study, we propose a wind power generation system model for operating modular multilevel converter (MMC) in a hardware-in-the-loop simulation (HILS) application. The application of the MMC is a system that connects wind power to a grid through high-voltage direct current (HVDC) in the form of back-to-back connected MMCs, whereas a HILS is a system used to test or develop hardware or a software algorithm with real time. A real-time operation model of the MMC is required to conduct a HILS experiment. Although some studies have introduced the HILS model of MMCs for grid connection using PSCAD/EMTDC, it is difficult to find a study in the literature on the model using Matlab/Simulink, which is widely used for power electronic simulation. Hence, in this paper, we propose a real-time implementation model employing a detailed equivalent model (DEM) using MATLAB/Simulink. The equivalent model of both wind power generation system and MMC are presented in this paper. In addition, we describe how to implement components such as a variable resistor that is not provided in the Simulink’s library. The feasibility of the proposed model is demonstrated with real-time operation of a wind power generation system. View Full-Text
Keywords: hardware-in-the-loop simulation (HILS); modular multilevel converter (MMC); Simulink model; detailed equivalent circuit; wind power generation hardware-in-the-loop simulation (HILS); modular multilevel converter (MMC); Simulink model; detailed equivalent circuit; wind power generation
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Shin, D.-C.; Lee, D.-M. Development of Real-Time Implementation of a Wind Power Generation System with Modular Multilevel Converters for Hardware in the Loop Simulation Using MATLAB/Simulink. Electronics 2020, 9, 606. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9040606

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Shin D-C, Lee D-M. Development of Real-Time Implementation of a Wind Power Generation System with Modular Multilevel Converters for Hardware in the Loop Simulation Using MATLAB/Simulink. Electronics. 2020; 9(4):606. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9040606

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Shin, Dong-Cheol; Lee, Dong-Myung. 2020. "Development of Real-Time Implementation of a Wind Power Generation System with Modular Multilevel Converters for Hardware in the Loop Simulation Using MATLAB/Simulink" Electronics 9, no. 4: 606. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9040606

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