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Electronic Design, Test and Applications, IEEE International Workshop on (2002)
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", Electronic Design, Test and Applications, IEEE International Workshop on, vol. 00, no. , pp. 280, 2002, doi:10.1109/DELTA.2002.994629
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