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International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems

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Volume 14, Issue 6


Review of RT-LAB and Steps Involved for Implementation of a Simulink Model from MATLAB to REAL-TIME

Suresh Mikkili
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Published Online: 2013-11-14 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijeeps-2012-0031


In recent days, every researcher wants to develop his/her model in real-time. Simulation tools have been widely used for the design and improvement of electrical systems since the mid-twentieth century. The evolution of simulation tools has progressed in step with the evolution of computing technologies. Now a days, computing technologies have improved dramatically in performance and become widely available at a steadily decreasing cost. Consequently, simulation tools have also seen dramatic performance gains and steady cost decreases. Researchers and engineers now have access to affordable, high-performance simulation tools that were previously too cost prohibitive, except for the largest manufacturers and utilities.This article has introduced a specific class of digital simulator known as a real-time simulator by answering the questions “What is real-time simulation?” “Why is it needed” and “How it works”. The latest trend in real-time simulation consists of exporting simulation models to FPGA. In this article, the steps involved for implementation of a model from MATLAB to REAL-TIME are provided in detail. The detailed real-time results are presented to support the feasibility of real-time digital simulator.

Keywords: RT-LAB; MATLAB; HIL; FPGA; real-time implementation; Type-2 FLC; harmonics; SHAF


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Published Online: 2013-11-14

Citation Information: International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems, Volume 14, Issue 6, Pages 641–658, ISSN (Online) 1553-779X, ISSN (Print) 2194-5756, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijeeps-2012-0031.

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