Institute for Technical Physics

Real-time system integration


The "Power Hardware in the Loop" (PHIL) laboratory with a power of 1 MVA is the most powerful research facility and a central part of the infrastructure of the "Smart Energy System Simulation and Control Center" (SEnSSiCC), embedded in the project framework of the Energy Lab 2.0.

Our goal is to investigate the system integration and control of novel equipment using real-time simulation technology in combination with real components.

Our focus is on three main areas of research:

  • Power Hardware In the Loop (PHIL): We research on the stability and accuracy of a PHIL system in order to perform a stable and accurate evaluation of technologies under realistic conditions.

  • Energy storage systems: We investigate which grid services the storage systems can offer and which technology is best suited to solve specific problems (e.g. primary frequency control).

  • Superconducting current limiters: We model superconducting current limiters with respect to thermal, electrical and mechanical properties.

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Power Hardware In the Loop

The 1 MVA hardware-in-the-loop configuration available in Energy Lab 2.0 allows us to develop and validate the performance of new technologies, such as the charging stations for electric vehicles, under realistic grid conditions.

Power Hardware In the Loop
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Energy Storage Systems

Energy storage systems will play a fundamental role in the stability of the future energy system. In our group, we model, compare and experimentally test different energy storage technologies and propose innovative control strategies to improve grid stability.

Energy Storage Systems
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Projects

The Real-Time Systems Integration group works on national and international academic and industrial projects. Discover more in our "Projects" section.

Projects
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Energy Lab 2.0

The Energy Lab 2.0 is a large-scale research infrastructure in which the interaction of the components of future energy systems is studied and new approaches to stabilizing energy networks are tested under realistic conditions.

Energy Lab 2.0

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