Simplify and Validate DC Fast Charging Interoperability with HIL
Reliable high-power charging is vital to providing support for wider adoption of battery electric vehicles (EVs), both in the passenger and commercial segments.
Standardized communication protocols like IEC 61851 and ISO 15118 are the critical components in this effort. They provide a way to interact between an external DC charger and EV in order to optimize charging speed, safety, and convenience, in addition to other services for ensuring interoperability between vehicles and chargers coming from diverse vendors. In order to meet the market needs, these protocols are evolving at a rapid rate which poses a challenge for both car and charger vendors, resulting in the need for more advanced tools and methods for compliance and interoperability testing.
Join our panel of experts from Fraunhofer ISE and Typhoon HIL for a discussion about how model-based engineering tools are being utilized to empower agile control development and testing. See first-hand how electric vehicles supply equipment (EVSE) is tested using hardware-in-the-loop (HIL).
Accelerate xEV Motor Drive ECU Development and Testing with HIL
As the rising global demand and adoption for electric vehicles (EVs) continues to accelerate, companies are facing increased pressures to bring efficient, high performing, low-cost, easy to manufacture, and reliable powertrains to market.
To meet shorter development times amidst an increasing number of projects, and with limited team resources available, manufacturers are being forced to rely on more design and testing with model-based engineering tools in a virtual domain. Paired with the motor drives complexity which continues to increase, avoiding unexpected and costly challenges that can occur during physical prototype development becomes a concern. Thus, easy-to-use, and easy to deploy controller hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing and validation is imperative.
Join our panel of experts from Infineon Technologies, Infinitum, and Typhoon HIL for a discussion about streamlined solution-based approaches for designing, testing, verifying, and validating electric vehicle motor drives control systems.
BMS Challenges in 400-Volt and 800V EV Architecture: Powertrain Development and Testing Using HIL
Battery Management Systems (BMS) are the heart of Electric Vehicle (EV) powertrains and are critical for ensuring performance, safety, longevity, accuracy, and efficient battery operation. With ever increasing power and energy densities combined with fast time to market requirement, there is an increasing demand for a more streamlined and fully automated testing processes in every phase of the product lifecycle — from early development to system integration, and lifecycle maintenance as companies compete to remain current in this adoption.
Hear from Typhoon HIL and academic experts in the second part of our HIL for e-Mobility Webinar Series addressing BMS challenges in the constantly evolving EV market for companies developing and integrating the current state of the art battery systems as well as the ones already designing next generation 800-volt battery systems.
EV Powertrain Software Testing Re-imagined: Automate Motor Drive ECU Testing and Integration using HIL
Electric vehicles (EVs) are crucial for paving the road for a zero-emissions future in the transport sector. Inside EVs, the electric powertrain is a centerpiece, comprising the engine, electric power control unit (ECU), on-board charger, and battery pack. However, testing and integrating automotive ECUs in EV powertrains is a challenging, time-demanding, and costly process.
The EV Powertrain Software Testing Re-imagined webinar series will showcase how to reliably test and integrate various ECUs in an electric powertrain under all the operating conditions with controller Hardware-in-the-Loop testing. Moreover, you can learn how to fully automate the testing procedure in every phase of the product lifecycle, from early development to after product release.
Improved Protection Testing with Typhoon HIL
In this webinar, Justin Smith – a Power Systems Protection and Control expert – will join the Typhoon HIL team to discuss the difficulties related to protection testing today. They will go over use cases on how to validate relay parameters and test the entire protection layer against short circuits, phase losses, low and overvoltage ride throughs as well as component failures. Furthermore, the presentation will cover how to connect the physical protection relays to your real-time replica of the microgrid on the signal, power, and communication level.
Saving time and cost on microgrid projects with Typhoon HIL
The increasing number of distributed energy resources (DERs) across the electrical grid has been driving the protection and control complexity to levels not seen before. The resulting microgrids require appropriate management solutions to optimize and guarantee performance of the individual DERs and of the microgrid as a whole. Hardware-in-the-loop simulation has been proved essential for a comprehensive test and development of protocol communication, cybersecurity and optimization algorithms of such microgrid management solutions.
On this webinar, the AES Brazil and CERTI Foundation present their developments on a microgrid controller design and discuss how HIL testing has accelerated their project.
HIL606: 4th Gen Flagship for Complex Microgrids and E-mobility Applications
Today’s microgrid control solutions are faced with the challenge of controlling an ever-increasing number of DERs which individual actions needs to be tightly harmonized in order to achieve the desired operational goals and ensure stable system operation under all conditions. At the same time, such solutions should be easy to configure and commission. HIL validation platform able to provide detailed DER models and realistic fieldbus interfaces at a large-scale can play an important role in rapid deployment of such control solutions.
Driven by the ever-increasing need for higher power and better efficiency, eMobility power electronics applications continue to grow in complexity and size. Effective HIL validation of the complex control code behind the employed control schemes calls for flexible high fidelity plant models. They need to provide detailed component models combined with very high time resolution and often at a large scale.
High Fidelity EV Drive HIL Simulation
The two most challenging Hardware in the Loop (HIL) testing applications in the Electric Vehicle (EV) domain are motor drives and battery chargers. Developing and testing control software for these power converters are challenging due to: high switching frequency, new wide-bandgap semiconductors, highly nonlinear motors, new topologies, and their safety critical role.
To enable comprehensive HIL testing of EV power electronics controllers under all the operating conditions, including faults, it is necessary to use high-fidelity plant models able to capture all the relevant real-world phenomena. These include semiconductor power losses (including switching and conduction losses), on-state voltage drops and switching delays, heat-sink thermal models, motor nonlinearities including spatial harmonics, inter-winding short circuits etc.
Microgrid Control in C-HIL for a full Digital Twin
ETAP controllers can be designed and customized in ETAP then deployed to the ETAP microgrid controller hardware. The ETAP microgrid controller is plug-and-play-compatible with Typhoon via discoverability. With simple user interface and wizard-based configuration steps, ETAP’s controller can see all I/O signals exposed by Typhoon HIL. This allows point-and-click configuration which reduces time to configure I/O, tags, data slaves and masters
- Solution Introduction
- C-HIL Testbed description
- uGrid Controller Description
- Live Demo Grid Tied and Islanding
Microgrid 2020 Global Conference
Value of Attending:
- Join global microgrid leaders virtually to shape the course to 2030
- Gain insight into the latest opportunities, new business models, and trends in financing and policy
- Network and meet privately with prospects and partners on our sophisticated platform
- Tour microgrids and exhibits virtually. Learn about the latest tech in our innovation hall
American Made Solar Prize Webinar
Starting from an IEEE 4-node test feeder, we will build, test, and demonstrate a simple microgrid model consisting of an energy storage module (ESM), a photovoltaic (PV) power source, natural gas genset, variable load with load profile, and other components. Protection will also be discussed. A simple microgrid controller monitors the system, ensuring grid-tied/islanding operation, and other system-level functions. A test framework (Typhoon Test IDE) is shown as an effective tool for simple and scalable functional testing of DER and system-wide behavior.
2020.2 Software Release Demo and Live Q&A Session
New Machine Models. Expanded Microgrid Library. Learn about the key features of the software release with demos showing spatial harmonics PMSM, IM with interturn short circuit fault modeling and more.
HIL Technology Remote Sessions
Hosted by the IEEE Joint IAS/PELS Student Branch Chapter at NUS
Session 2 HIL for Grid-tied converters:
Design and simulation of synchronization algorithms
Design and simulation of current controllers
Design and simulation of modulation algorithms
Design and simulation of outer loop controllers
Typhoon Test: automate your testing
A Better Way to Design and Test Motor Drives for EV’s
With the growing demands and ever evolving control design and testing requirements in the Automotive Industry, Powersys and Typhoon HIL have joined forces to provide a complete design and test solution to electric and hybrid vehicle manufacturers to speed up the development cycles, reduce cost of development, and improve quality. The solution bridges the gap between the motor design on one side, and control design and testing on the other side.
In this webinar we will demonstrate the complete design workflow that starts in JMAG FEM motor design software and seamlessly flows into controller design and testing in the Typhoon HIL Hardware-in-the-Loop platform.
Webinar: 4th Gen HIL – HIL404: Built for Advanced Motor Drives and Automotive Applications
High switching frequency converters, new wide-bandgap semiconductors, and new topologies are fueling the need for next generation controllers that are demanding HIL testing with ever smaller simulation time steps and higher model fidelity (including nonlinearities, spatial harmonics etc.). The good news is that the 4th generation HIL is delivering the unprecedented model fidelity needed for the most advanced motor drives and automotive power electronics applications.
This webinar will show our new HIL404 Technical Features, nonlinear machine modeling, real-time converter power losses simulation, JMAG-RT Integration and Dual Active Bridge demo.
Webinar: HIL Academy Virtual Orientation for Power Electronics Educators
Due to the COVID-19 virus situation all around the world, and lock-down of most universities, academia has to switch to online teaching methods.
This webinar will explain how HIL Academy can help power electronics educators teach students online with powerful digital e-learning materials.
Webinar: PSIM – Typhoon HIL Seamless Integration
(Webinar: Hosted by Powersim and Typhoon HIL)
Test-Driven Design: Digital Control of Grid-Tied Converters
(Webinar: Hosted by Typhoon HIL and faculty of GEPOC at UFSM, Brasil)
Advanced control of PV inverter under Grid Voltage Unbalance utilizing Controller Hardware-in-the-Loop technology (C-HIL)
(Webinar: hosted by the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) and Typhoon HIL)
Making Sure Your Microgrid Will Work: Risk Reduction with Controller Hardware in the Loop and Model Based Engineering
(Recorded Panel Discussion: hosted by Microgrid Knowledge and Typhoon HIL)
PSIM + Typhoon + PE-Expert4: The new benchmark for Power Electronics development
(Webinar: hosted by Powersim and Typhoon HIL)
Automated Interoperable Grid-Support Function Testing in a C-HIL Environment
(Webinar: hosted by Sandia National Laboratories and Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)
HIL Tested: Powerful Performance, Functionality and Quality from model-based Testing
(Webinar: hosted by VDC Research)
The new TyphoonTest Framework: Harnessing the Power of Open Source
Webinar: hosted by Typhoon HIL
HIL for Variable Speed Drives: From Design to Test Automation
Webinar: hosted by Typhoon HIL and Enerdrive GmbH
Microgrid HIL Testbed with Woodward EasyGen controller-in-the-loop
Webinar: hosted by Typhoon HIL and Woodward
The New Microgrid Library HIL Modeling
(Webinar: Murilo M. Almeida, head of Microgrid Applications Group at Typhoon HIL)
Microgrid Control: Distributed Frequency Control of Inertia-Less AC Microgrids
(Webinar: Alejandro D. Dominguez-García)
The Ship as a Microgrid: Modeling Marine and Aircraft Electric Power and Thermal Management Systems with Ultra-High Fidelity Hardware in the Loop (HIL)
(Webinar: Prof. Wayne W. Weaver, Michigan Tech)
Rapid Control Prototyping: A thorough tutorial of RCP for 3 phase inverter controller design
(Specialized webinar: hosted by PSIM and Typhoon HIL)
SunSpec and AIT Smart Grid Converter (SGC) Control Platform
(Specialized webinar: hosted by AIT Austrian Institute of Technology and Typhoon HIL)
Advanced Hardware in the Loop (HIL) techniques for design, testing, and pre-certification of smart inverter controllers
(Webinar hosted by Typhoon HIL)
Energy to Meet our Needs – Learning from Military Operations
(Webinar: COL (ret) Paul E. Roege, P.E.)
Pre-certify smart inverters for upcoming UL1741 SA
(Specialized webinar: hosted by Typhoon HIL)
Rapid control prototyping for power electronics
(Specialized webinar, hosted in partnership with Powersim)
Controller hardware in the loop pre-certification of inverter grid code compliance according to German BDEW, Italian CEI-21, UK G83, USA UL1741 and Electrical Rule 21
(Specialized webinar, guest lecturer: DI Georg Lauss, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, SmartEST Laboratory, Energy Department, Austria)
Smart inverters to microgrids, C-HIL is driving the change
(Prof. Subhashish Bhattacharya , PhD, NC State University (NCSU), FREEDM Systems Center, Raleigh, NC)
AIT Smart Grid Converter (SGC) Control Platform
(Zoran Miletic, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Electric Energy Systems, Energy Department)
Evaluation of converter control performance and grid code compliance using controller-hardware-in-the-loop approach
(Prof. Alvaro Luna, PhD, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), SEER (Renewable Electrical Energy Systems), CEO of NRG.lab, Spain)
Hardware in the Loop for the Future Grid