Power Systems Integrated Model Based Design from load flow to hardware-in-the-loop

The Open Distribution System Simulator (OpenDSS) is a comprehensive electrical power system simulation tool primarily for electric utility power distribution systems. It supports nearly all frequency domain (sinusoidal steady state) analyses commonly performed on electric utility power distribution systems. In addition, it supports many new types of analyses that are designed to meet future needs related to smart grid, grid modernization, and renewable energy research. 

Typhoon HIL supports OpenDSS integration leveraging its many features intended to support the analysis of distributed generation interconnected to utility distribution systems.   Furthermore, with the use of the specialized OpenDSS integration library, a model can be converted to Hardware-in-the-Loop real-time (HIL) simulation running with the click of a single button.

 Typhoon HIL’s OpenDSS integration library will help you with: 

  • Comprehensive drag and drop library of OpenDSS components visually represented in the Typhoon HIL Control Center (THCC) graphic user interface (GUI). 
  • Building your own custom models and  importing systems described with the OpenDSS syntax. 
  • Displaying OpenDSS load flow, short-circuit and quasi-static time series results in raw text files or automatically generated pdf reports.
  • Support analysis of power delivery energy efficiency and harmonic current flow in both frequency and time-domain.

Raytheon uses HIL to Design and Test Otis Microgrid

Every Microgrid design project starts with the load flow and the short circuit analysis and continues to Hardware in the Loop test and validation. The ability to work with the same microgrid model, in the same software, throughout the design-test-validate-deploy process is the key to successful projects and short time to value

Dave Altman

Raytheon Principal Investigator for Otis Microgrid