A Hardware-in-the-loop Platform for Modular Multilevel Converter Simulations

Vol. 16, No. 5, pp. 1698-1705, Sep. 2016



In this paper, a hardware-in-the-loop simulation platform for MMCs is established, which connects a real time digital simulator (RTDS) and a designed MMC controller with optical fiber. In this platform, the converter valves are simulated with a small time step of 2.5 microsecond in the RTDS, and multicore technology is implemented for the controller so that the parallel valve control is distributed between different cores. Therefore, the designed controller can satisfy the requirements of real-time control. The functions of the designed platform and the rationality for the designed controller are verified through experimental tests. The results show that different modulation modes and various control strategies can be implemented in the simulation platform and that each control objective can been tracked accurately and with a fast dynamic response.

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[IEEE Style]

C. Liu, P. Tian, Y. Wang, Q. Guo, X. Lin, J. Wang, "A Hardware-in-the-loop Platform for Modular Multilevel Converter Simulations," Journal of Power Electronics, vol. 16, no. 5, pp. 1698-1705, 2016. DOI: 10.6113/JPE.2016.16.5.1698.

[ACM Style]

Chongru Liu, Pengfei Tian, Yu Wang, Qi Guo, Xuehua Lin, and Jiayu Wang. 2016. A Hardware-in-the-loop Platform for Modular Multilevel Converter Simulations. Journal of Power Electronics, 16, 5, (2016), 1698-1705. DOI: 10.6113/JPE.2016.16.5.1698.