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Fast harmonic analysis for PHIL experiments with decentralized real-time controllers
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  • Erhan Sezgin ,
  • Anurag Mohapatra ,
  • Vedran S. Peric ,
  • Ozgül Salor ,
  • Thomas Hamacher
Erhan Sezgin
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Anurag Mohapatra
Technical university of Munich

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Vedran S. Peric
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Ozgül Salor
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Thomas Hamacher
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The paper has been submitted to PSCC 2022 and is currently awaiting reviews.

This paper proposes and implements, a harmonic analysis algorithm for microgrid Power Hardware-in-the-loop (PHIL) experiments, when the point of common coupling (PCC) voltage cannot be directly wired to the local prosumer controllers due to long distances between them. Using frequency-shifting and filtering ideas, the voltage measurement is converted to magnitude and phase information. This is passed over an asynchronous communication link to another controller, where it is recovered into a waveform after delay compensation. The method allows for accurate power calculations and grid synchronization over distributed prosumer controllers. The proposed method can work at different execution rates depending on real time (RT) workload and is shown to be robust against step changes, harmonics and communication delays. The method is demonstrated with two PHIL experiments at the CoSES, TU Munich lab in grid connected and island mode.
Oct 2022Published in Electric Power Systems Research volume 211 on pages 108493. 10.1016/j.epsr.2022.108493