Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Schulz, N. Noel

Committee Member

Srivastava, K. Anurag

Committee Member

Srivastava, K. Suresh

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access


Electrical Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.)


James Worth Bagley College of Engineering


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


The simulation of power system behavior, especially transient behavior, helps us in the analysis and planning of various power systems. However, power systems are usually highly complex and geographically distributed. Therefore system partitioning can be used to allow for sharing resources in simulation. In this work, distributed simulations of power system models have been developed using an electromagnetic transient simulator, namely Real Time Digital Simulator (RTDS). The goal is to demonstrate and assess the feasibility of both non-real-time and real-time simulations using the RTDS in a geographically distributed scenario. Different protocols and options used in the communication between power systems have been studied and analyzed. In this work, a test bed has been developed for data transfer between a power system simulated in RTDS at Mississippi State University and the power system simulated in RTDS at Texas A&M University. Different protocols, available for the interface and communication in the RTDS, have been studied and applied in this work. Finally, a locally distributed wide area control test bed was developed and simulated.