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Title: Development of Application Function Blocks for Power-Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing of Grid-Connected Inverters

Abstract

This paper presents standard Application Function Blocks (AFBs) for Power-Hardware-In-the-Loop (PHIL) testing of grid-connected inverters. The main objective is to develop standard AFBs that can be used as an interface between PHIL simulation and hardware. A critical feature of the AFBs is the ability to be reused and reconfigured with minimal effort for various PHIL tests. The PHIL interface includes five AFBs: power amplifier protection, PHIL interfacing compensation, analog output conditioning, analog input conditioning, and device under test (DUT) energy generation model. The design and development of each AFB is presented in detail for PHIL researchers. A test procedure is provided to aid in replicating the work and to guarantee safe operation. Experimental results of testing the battery and PV inverters demonstrate the effectiveness of the developed AFBs. A discussion on the reusability and reconfigurability of AFBs is presented, showing the value of using standard AFBs for accelerating the PHIL test.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE)
OSTI Identifier:
1478181
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5D00-72614
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 2018 9th IEEE International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems (PEDG), 25-28 June 2018, Charlotte, North Carolina
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; power hardware-in-the-loop; application function block; interface algorithms; grid-connected inverters

Citation Formats

Wang, Jing, Fossum, John R, Prabakar, Kumaraguru, Pratt, Annabelle, and Baggu, Murali M. Development of Application Function Blocks for Power-Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing of Grid-Connected Inverters. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1109/PEDG.2018.8447590.
Wang, Jing, Fossum, John R, Prabakar, Kumaraguru, Pratt, Annabelle, & Baggu, Murali M. Development of Application Function Blocks for Power-Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing of Grid-Connected Inverters. United States. doi:10.1109/PEDG.2018.8447590.
Wang, Jing, Fossum, John R, Prabakar, Kumaraguru, Pratt, Annabelle, and Baggu, Murali M. Thu . "Development of Application Function Blocks for Power-Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing of Grid-Connected Inverters". United States. doi:10.1109/PEDG.2018.8447590.
@article{osti_1478181,
title = {Development of Application Function Blocks for Power-Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing of Grid-Connected Inverters},
author = {Wang, Jing and Fossum, John R and Prabakar, Kumaraguru and Pratt, Annabelle and Baggu, Murali M},
abstractNote = {This paper presents standard Application Function Blocks (AFBs) for Power-Hardware-In-the-Loop (PHIL) testing of grid-connected inverters. The main objective is to develop standard AFBs that can be used as an interface between PHIL simulation and hardware. A critical feature of the AFBs is the ability to be reused and reconfigured with minimal effort for various PHIL tests. The PHIL interface includes five AFBs: power amplifier protection, PHIL interfacing compensation, analog output conditioning, analog input conditioning, and device under test (DUT) energy generation model. The design and development of each AFB is presented in detail for PHIL researchers. A test procedure is provided to aid in replicating the work and to guarantee safe operation. Experimental results of testing the battery and PV inverters demonstrate the effectiveness of the developed AFBs. A discussion on the reusability and reconfigurability of AFBs is presented, showing the value of using standard AFBs for accelerating the PHIL test.},
doi = {10.1109/PEDG.2018.8447590},
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place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {8}
}

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