An analysis method of a DC microgrid using hardware-in-the-loop simulation

TitleAn analysis method of a DC microgrid using hardware-in-the-loop simulation
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsKakigano H, Hiraiwa T, Fujiwara H, Miura Y, Ise T
Conference NameControl and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL), 2012 IEEE 13th Workshop on
ISBN Number1093-5142 VO -
KeywordsAnalytical models, Batteries, bidirectional dc voltage source, dc loads, dc microgrid, DC microgrids, dc output distributed generations, DC-DC power converters, distributed power generation, fast response dc/dc converter, Hardware, hardware-in-the-loop simulation, high accuracy analysis, Integrated circuit modeling, Load modeling, local area power system, power system simulation, Real time systems, real-time simulation, real-time simulator, Stability analysis
AbstractDC microgrids are suitable for a local area power system which includes dc output distributed generations, batteries and dc loads. In this paper, we propose an analysis method for a dc microgrid using hardware-in-the-loop simulation (HILS). In this case, a fast response bidirectional dc voltage source is essential for high accuracy analysis. We developed the bidirectional dc source, and installed it to a small scale experimental system of dc microgrid with a real-time simulator. The experimental results showed the validity of the proposed analysis method under some simple cases.