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Christchurch, New Zealand
Jan. 29, 2002 to Jan. 31, 2002
ISBN: 0-7695-1453-7
pp: 280
David Parker , Singapore Polytechnic
ABSTRACT
The report describes the work undertaken to develop a real-time dynamic simulator for renewable energy conversion systems. It presents the fully dynamic models of a wind energy converter (WECS) and micro-hydro converter (MHCS). The simulator hardware consists of a DC drive and DC motor, that acts as a prime mover and provides a shaft torque for a grid connected, induction generator. The simulator software models the 'front end' to provide a torque demand for the DC drive. The report will also focus on the requirements of the software communication between the drive and the model, focusing on a novel use of serial communication with the Simulink Real-Time Workshop. The paper concludes with a summary of the achievements met by the simulator, focusing on the novelty and flexibility of such a system.
INDEX TERMS
Renewable energy, Real-time control, Wind energy, Micro-hydro, Simulator
CITATION
David Parker, "Computer Based Real-Time Simulator for Renewable Energy Converters", DELTA, 2002, Proceedings First IEEE International Workshop on Electronic Design, Test and Applications '2002, Proceedings First IEEE International Workshop on Electronic Design, Test and Applications '2002 2002, pp. 280, doi:10.1109/DELTA.2002.994629
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