Theses and Dissertations

Author

Daxa Patel

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Schulz, Noel N.

Committee Member

Gao, Wenzhong

Committee Member

Ginn, Herbert L.

Committee Member

Younan, Nicholas H.

Date of Degree

1-1-2006

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

James Worth Bagley College of Engineering

Department

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Abstract

This thesis explores the application of the Virtual Test Bed (VTB) and its real-time extension, VTB-RT, for protective relay modeling, simulation, and testing. An instantaneous overcurrent relay model was developed in VTB for a transmission line protection. The same relay model was built in Matlab/Simulink for validation purposes. Both models were tested for various fault conditions on a radial power system and results were compared. Moreover, a low cost real-time Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) simulation platform was implemented for relay model testing using VTB-RT and public domain software packages such as Real-Time Application Interface (RTAI), Comedi, and Comedilib, and notebook computer hardware. The applicability of VTB-RT was verified through an open-loop simulation and a HIL simulation of a simple dynamic system using dSPACE as the control hardware and NI DAQCard-6062E as the input/output interface. Simulation results are presented showing the effectiveness of the VTB-RT platform for model testing.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/17357

Comments

VTB-RT||Digital relay modeling||Instantaneous overcurrent relay||Virtual Test Bed (VTB)||Hardware-In-the-Loop (VTB) simulation

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