Power-Systems-Toolbox-enriched Microgrid testbed experience
Simulation of complex power systems in real time.
What is Power Systems Toolbox?
Power Systems Toolbox brings models that specifically cater to the needs of microgrid and power system engineers such as phasor and power measurement devices and transformations (abc to dq, dq to abc, positive-negative zero power, symmetrical components, etc.) and exciters and governors (IEEE AC1A exciter, IEEE DC1A exciter, IEEE DC4B exciter, IEEE ST1A exciter, DEGOV Governor).
The big picture with high-fidelity real-time details
Out of the box, Power System Toolbox allows you to run typical real-time power system simulation scenarios focused on transmission grid needs. These scenarios include, to name but a few, protection systems tests, high-voltage direct current (HVDC) and static VAR compensator (SVC) hardware control validation.
However, thanks to the perfect integration with other toolboxes in Typhoon HIL’s Schematic Editor, such as Communication Toolbox and Signal Processing Toolbox, and thanks to the scalability of Typhoon HIL’s FPGA-based hardware simulators, Power Systems Toolbox also enables real-time simulation in scenarios which are extremely challenging for traditional simulation tools. For example, it is possible to test complex distribution system applications, such as multibus microgrid system applications or even comparatively large distribution networks with high-frequency power electronics converters. For model development and non-real-time test scenarios, you can also use the fully scalable Virtual HIL Testbed.
Energetic Macroscopic Representation (EMR), too
Power Systems Toolbox also integrates Energetic Macroscopic Representation (EMR) Toolbox which is designed for testing complex multiphysics systems, such as electromechanical systems with multi-drive subsystems. As EMR is based on the action-reaction principle, this allows you to take your simulation into the realm of multiphysics, which can also be extremely useful in testing the overall energetic behavior of the system, no matter how small or big it may be. In short, EMR Toolbox allows you to clearly visualize and emulate the power flow in your system.