A novel approach to power quality assessment based on real-time (RT) hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation is proposed. The RT-HIL platform is being used for power quality studies of NAVY all-electric ships. The sensitivity for power quality deviations of a variable speed drive controller card was tested in the platform. The successful experiment has contributed to the conceptual design of a universal power quality test bed, which would have the function of testing the immunity of electric components and equipment and the consequent impact on ac distribution systems.
Y. Liu, M. Steurer and P. Ribeiro, "A novel approach to power quality assessment: real time hardware-in-the-loop test bed," in IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 1200-1201, April 2005, doi: 10.1109/TPWRD.2005.844251.
KEYWORDS: All-electric ship, hardware-in-the-loop simulation, harmonics, power quality, voltage sags.