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Kernel solver design of FPGA-based real-time simulator for active distribution networks

Wang, Zhiying, Zeng, Fanpeng, Li, Peng, Wang, Chengshan, Fu, Xiaopeng and Wu, Jianzhong ORCID: 2018. Kernel solver design of FPGA-based real-time simulator for active distribution networks. IEEE Access 6 , pp. 29146-29157. 10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2842076

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The field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-based real-time simulator takes advantage of many merits of FPGA, such as small time-step, high simulation precision, rich I/O interface resources, and low cost. The sparse linear equations formed by the node conductance matrix need to be solved repeatedly within each time-step, which introduces great challenges to the performance of the real-time simulator. In this paper, a fine-grained solver of the FPGA-based real-time simulator for active distribution networks is designed to meet the computational demand. The framework of the solver, offline process design on PC and online process design on FPGA are proposed in detail. The modified IEEE 33-node system with photovoltaics is simulated on a 4-FPGA-based real-time simulator. Simulation results are compared with PSCAD/EMTDC under the same conditions to validate the solver design.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISSN: 2169-3536
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 31 July 2018
Date of Acceptance: 28 May 2018
Last Modified: 03 May 2023 11:45

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