Dual-purpose power electronic test bench
Default hardware configuration
The experimental validation of the inverter control software can be made using imperix power converter modules. Up to two power inverters can be implemented using the test bench. This way, practical challenges can be easily identified and investigated.
Using a real-time simulator from Opal-RT, the complete microgrid environment can be simulated including distributed energy resources (DERs), loads, and power inverters. This way, the complexity of a microgrid can be accurately represented in HIL simulation.
Typical Use case scenario
Three-phase photovoltaic inverter
|Work with a simulated panel to control irradiance conditions!||Work with a real PV panel and improve the realism of your setup!|
|Simulate unbalanced or faulty grid conditions!||Measure real power flows and evaluate efficiency!|
POSSIBLE RESEARCH TOPICS
- Current control of DC/DC boost
- Cascaded voltage control
- MPPT algorithm
- MEPT (maximum efficiency point tracking)
- PLL implementation
- Vector current control
- Grid voltage forming
- Islanding detection / prevention
- Inertia emulation
- Multi-converter coordination
- Operation in unbalanced grid conditions
BROWSE OUR KNOWLEDGE BASE
The imperix knowledge base contains a continuously growing list of references, including application examples, ready-to-use control software files, technical notes, as well as specific tutorials. By browsing the knowledge base, research engineers are never short of help when working with the microgrid test bench.