This paper presents details on the design, architectural features and applications of a real-time digital simulator (RTDS) developed at the Manitoba HVDC Research Centre (Winnipeg, Canada). Custom hardware and software have been developed and collectively applied to the simulation and study of electromagnetic transients phenomenon in power systems in real-time. The combination of real-time operation, flexible I/O, graphical user interface and an extensive library of accurate power system component models make the RTDS an ideal simulation tool with a wide range of applications.
R. Kuffel, J. Giesbrecht, T. Maguire, R. P. Wierckx and P. McLaren, "RTDS-a fully digital power system simulator operating in real time," IEEE WESCANEX 95. Communications, Power, and Computing. Conference Proceedings, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, 1995, pp. 300-305 vol.2, doi: 10.1109/WESCAN.1995.494045.
KEYWORDS: power system simulation, real time systems, power system transients, digital simulation, power system protection, power system faults