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Meet the New HIL606 with Typhoon HIL CTO Dusan Majstorovic | Product Spotlight Q&A

Posted by Debora Santo on Jun 29, 2021 9:15:21 AM

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Dusan Majstorovic is the Chief Technology Officer at Typhoon HIL, and it is his role to oversee all technology and product development activities. He was involved in the development of Typhoon HIL’s solutions from the very beginning, mainly in the area of real-time devices and the programmable FPGA software approach that were pioneered in the early days of the company. In this blog, he will introduce to us the new HIL606 real-time device, the first 4th Generation HIL in the 6-series hardware device line.

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Topics: HIL, Product Spotlight, Q&A Interview

4 Lessons Learned from the Otis Microgrid Project | Project News

Posted by Paul Roege on Jun 8, 2021 5:09:11 PM

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Topics: Microgrids, controller hardware in the loop, HIL, Digital Twin, Resilience, Energy, microgrid testbed, power systems, BESS

ESTCP 2020 Project Award for Integrated Model-Based Design Process | Press Release

Posted by Jeff Jaglowicz on May 28, 2021 4:04:12 PM

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Typhoon HIL wins ESTCP contract to aid DOD with the future of microgrid design

 

The provision of secure, reliable, and resilient energy and water is critical to ensuring mission execution at our military installations. Over the last 8 years, the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) – DoD's environmental technology demonstration and validation program – has deployed innovative technologies designed to improve energy security, increase backup power reliability, and support critical loads during extended electrical grid outages. One of the most promising technologies in this sector is microgrids. These systems can reduce operating costs behind the meter and generate revenue by providing services to utilities and/or participating in energy markets.

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Topics: Microgrids, controller hardware in the loop, hardware in the loop, HIL, Resilience, advanced grid support functions, power systems, mbse

Load Flow for a Better Way to Design Microgrids and Power Systems

Posted by Jeff Jaglowicz and Murilo Almeida on Apr 29, 2021 9:56:41 AM

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OpenDSS software integration brings power flow with a seamless transition to real-time, deterministic analysis.

 

In response to the DoD Digital Engineering Strategy (2018), the US Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) funded Typhoon HIL to demonstrate the Integrated Model-Based Design Process (IMBDP) for affordable, scalable, and resilient DoD installation microgrids.

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Topics: Microgrids, controller hardware in the loop, hardware in the loop, HIL, Resilience, advanced grid support functions, power systems, mbse

Success Story: Fuji Electric deploys Hardware in the Loop (HIL) for UPS Control Testing

Posted by Ivan Celanovic on Apr 22, 2021 12:21:08 PM

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Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
Power Electronics System Energy Business Headquarters
Power Supply Equipment Development Department
Mr. Kazuyoshi Umezawa, Mr. Motohiro Tsukuta, Mr. Takuya Kimizu (from left to right)

 

Story Highlights

  • Application: Fuji Electric’s Kobe site uses the Typhoon HIL platform for their Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) development.
  • Challenge: To overcome the typical limitations of open-loop and offline simulations in the early product testing stage, as well as the limitations of the high-power tests in the late product testing stage.
  • Solution: The adoption of controller Hardware-in-the-Loop (C-HIL) made it easy to develop and debug new control software functionality, as well as verify the operation in cases that are difficult to reproduce in a high-power lab.
  • Result: Typhoon HIL reduced the time and cost of UPS control development and increased test coverage.
  • HIL Tested means quick reliable results with lower costs and higher flexibility.
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Topics: Research Laboratories, inverter controller, C-HIL, controller hardware in the loop, HIL, Energy, firmware design, controller design, HIL simulation, power systems, mbse, Success Story, BESS, UPS

Success Story: AVL List validates their E-Storage test equipment with HIL

Posted by Debora Santo on Dec 23, 2020 5:48:00 PM

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Story Summary

  • AVL List GmbH uses Typhoon HIL test solutions in the agile development, prototyping, testing, and maintenance of firmware and hardware versions of their e-Storage BTE product portfolio.

  • AVL e-Storage BTE can act as a battery tester and battery emulator for testing and validating batteries, e-motors, and inverters in early development phases.

  • C-HIL reduces firmware development and testing time, and as a result speeds up the time-to market-for new features by enabling automated testing through all product variant cases.

  • HIL in one word: Agile.

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Topics: Smart Inverters, C-HIL, controller hardware in the loop, hardware in the loop, HIL, Energy, grid code compliance, advanced grid support functions, HIL simulation, EV

Testing Strategies for Building Decentralized Grids

Posted by Sergio Costa on Dec 9, 2020 11:51:49 AM

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Energy networks worldwide are evolving to become increasingly more decentralized, fueled by new developments in many sectors: Industry 4.0, Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), electric vehicles (EVs), and more. This means greater need for robust local control and storage systems to avoid dangerous disruptions or blackouts. These factors are driving innovation, particularly in two areas: new power electronic controllers for energy storage and DERs, and new system level control architectures that can control microgrids effectively in a wider range of conditions. 

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Topics: HIL, Digital Twin, smart grid converters, advanced grid support functions, model microgrids, controller design, HIL simulation, microgrid hardware in the loop, microgrid testbed, power systems

Success Story: Honda R&D streamlined control development and testing with Typhoon HIL

Posted by MyWay with Honda R&D on Aug 7, 2020 12:12:47 PM

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Story Summary:

 

  • HIL streamlined Honda R&D control development and testing.
  • Complexity of embedded systems requires more development effort and time. 
  • With an intuitive and easy-to-use interface, first-time HIL users can start simulating immediately.
  • Fast model compilation with HIL resulted in significantly reduced verification time.

At the Honda R&D power electronics development department, improving productivity, streamlining development, and shortening delivery time are essential. These are also the key reasons why Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) and model-based development (MBD) is attracting attention in control development. Why did Honda R&D Co., Ltd., a long-time user and advocate of HIL technology, choose Typhoon HIL?

We asked the person in charge at the development department.

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Topics: Research Laboratories, C-HIL, HIL, interoperability, power electronics design, controller design, HIL simulation, motor drives, EV

Success Story: Induction Motor Drive for Mining Automation with Indrivetec AG

Posted by Debora Santo and Sergio Costa on Jun 24, 2020 3:25:24 PM

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The case study featured here is a 3 MW doubly fed induction motor (DFIM) drive used for mining applications. The DFIM drive controls were designed, built, and tested by Indrivetec AG, at the request of CSE-Uniserve. Indrivetec AG is a Zurich-based power electronics, drives, and energy storage company and is an early adopter of Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) technology with a research lab primarily based on HIL for control design and testing.

The stator of this motor is connected to the medium voltage grid, and the rotor is connected to a liquid resistor of the system integrator CSE-Uniserve and an Indrivetec Insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) converter. Here, the resistor is used for starting and running at a constant speed, while the converter is used for variable speed operation.

 

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Topics: C-HIL, HIL, DER, power electronics design, HIL simulation, variable speed drives

6 Reasons for Rapid Adoption of HIL Testing for Variable Frequency Drives

Posted by Ivan Celanovic on May 14, 2020 11:39:22 AM

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  • Software is becoming a key value generator for Variable Frequency Drives
  • New control algorithm development is driven by new motor designs, new semiconductor switches, and more powerful processors
  • System level interoperability requirements are constantly expanding
  • Modular power converter design has become a standard
  • Grid code compliance is becoming a requirement
  • Software lifecycle maintenance complexity is exploding
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Topics: C-HIL, controller hardware in the loop, hardware in the loop, HIL, Energy, smart grid converters, HIL simulation, motor drives, variable speed drives

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