This paper presents a novel tree-based algorithm for reconfiguring an electrical system. We specifically consider a breakerless medium-voltage direct current (MVDC) zonal shipboard power system architecture. The reconfiguration algorithm was implemented and tested in a controller hardware-in-the-loop setup with a notional 4-zone MVDC real-time model. Simulation results demonstrate the approach and its efficacy. We conclude, that this approach is a viable candidate for future MVDC system designs.
Christopher Neuwirt, Jean D. Hallewell Haslwanter, Mark Stanovich, Karl Schoder, Harsha Ravindra, Mischa Steurer, Carlos Wong, Presented at 2019 IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium (ESTS)
KEYWORDS: Vegetation, Power systems, Circuit faults, Runtime, Medium voltage, Switches, Computational complexity