OVNI: Integrated Software/Hardware Solution for Real-Time Simulation of Large Power Systems

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Abstract—This paper presents the solution approach and implementation strategy followed in the development of UBC’s OVNI (“Object Virtual Network Integrator”) power system simulator. OVNI’s aim is to simulate full-size power system networks for real-time and online dynamic studies. To cope with the dimensions of the problem, partitioning techniques are used, both in the system solution and in the hardware implementation. The software solution is based on the MATE (“Multi-Area Thévénin Equivalent”) network partitioning framework, while the hardware implementation is realized using a cluster of interconnected PC computers.

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@inproceedings{Mart2003OVNIIS, title={OVNI: Integrated Software/Hardware Solution for Real-Time Simulation of Large Power Systems}, author={Jos{\'e} Ramon Mart{\'i} and Luis R. Linares and Arthur Hollman and Fernando A. Moreira}, year={2003} }