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T5: Real-Time Simulation in the Hardware-in-the-Loop Environments - VPPC 2021

T5: Real-Time Simulation in the Hardware-in-the-Loop Environments

Instructors: Dragan Zuber and Philippe Barrade

The first part of the tutorial will cover the Typhoon HIL real-time simulation capability brief, presented by Dragan Zuber.  The second part will be dedicated to examples in using real-time simulators in hardware-in-the-loop environments, presented by Dr. Philippe Barrade.

Basic example will be provided first in the frame of pedagogical activities, aiming in pre-testing control algorithms on real-time simulators before deporting such a control on a real device. More advanced design methodologies will be introduced, using HIL systems in replacement of conventional simulation tools to design simultaneously a power conversion structure and its dedicated control. This part will be concluded with basis on co-simulation, aiming at coupling with HIL devices other simulation tools to constraint the system to be studied.


Dragan Zuber is a business developer at Typhoon HIL for almost 8 years already and he’s a veteran when it comes to HIL technology.





Dr. Philippe Barrade (member of the IEEE) received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1997 from INP, Toulouse, France. In 1998, he was working at SAFT, in the field of power electronics and energy management for UPS applications. From 1999 to 2014, he was Senior Scientist, Lecturer at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.
Since 2015, he is Professor at the University of applied Science, HES-SO Valais, Switzerland. His main research fields are power electronics applications, energy management and storage, including Multiphysics systems modelling. He develops actually a strong activity of real-time simulation and hardware-in-the-loop simulation, linked to methodologies for systems virtual design.