OVNI: an object approach to real-time power system simulators

TitleOVNI: an object approach to real-time power system simulators
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsMarti, J. R., L. R. Linares, J. Calvino, H. W. Dommel, and J. Lin
Conference NamePower System Technology, 1998. Proceedings. PowerCon '98. 1998 International Conference on
Pagination977 -981 vol.2
Date Publishedaug.
KeywordsMATE concept, multi-area tearing equivalent, object-oriented methods, object-oriented techniques, OVNI real-time power system simulator, partitioning techniques, power system simulation, real-time systems, software implementation

This paper presents the solution approach and implementation strategy followed in the development of the OVNI ( ldquo;Object Virtual Network Integrator rdquo;) power system simulator. OVNI's aim is to represent full-size power system networks for real-time and online simulation. To cope with the dimensions of the problem, partitioning techniques are required, both in the system solution and in the hardware implementation. OVNI implements the MATE concept ( ldquo;multi-area tearing equivalent rdquo;) for network partitioning. In addition to the considerable solution speedups that can be achieved, the MATE concept is particularly suited for software implementation using object-oriented techniques and for hardware implementation using parallel processing schemes


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