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A wind turbine emulator for generator control algorithm development
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Electric power and energy systems. ABB Corporate Research, Sweden.
ABB Corporate Research, Sweden.
University of Žilina, Slovakia.
2013 (English)In: Industrial Technology (ICIT), 2013 IEEE International Conference on, IEEE conference proceedings, 2013, 228-233 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The paper describes an emulator for wind turbines which aims to be a base for the development of control algorithms for wind turbine generators. The emulator is physically composed by two servomotors in a back-to-back configuration, each of them controlled by a 4-kW power electronics converter. A FPGA-based control board is employed to model the effects of the wind, both in terms of turbulence and harmonics, and to emulate the mechanical characteristics of a wind turbine drive train. The models generate torque reference signals for the torque control of one of the two machines, which acts as a wind turbine. The second machine is used as a generator, controlled by the same FPGA-based board. The specific tasks of a wind turbine emulator are presented, describing in detail how they could be replicated on a small-scale test bench. The features of the actual emulator shown in the paper are discussed. Experimental results are presented, showing the benefits of a small-scale system for algorithm development.

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IEEE conference proceedings, 2013. 228-233 p.
Keyword [en]
digital control, field programmable gate arrays, machine control, power convertors, torque control, turbogenerators, wind power plants
National Category
Control Engineering
Research subject
Electrical Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-185840DOI: 10.1109/ICIT.2013.6505677ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84877636026OAI: diva2:924345
Industrial Technology (ICIT), 2013 IEEE International Conference on

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Available from: 2016-04-28 Created: 2016-04-28 Last updated: 2016-06-08Bibliographically approved

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