TitleDynamic Simulation of DFIG Wind Turbines on FPGA Boards
Publication TypeConference Papers
2010
AuthorsH. Chen, S. Sun, D. Aliprantis and J. Zambreno
Conference NameProceedings of the Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI)
Date PublishedFebruary

This paper presents the implementation of a dynamic simulation of a doubly fed induction generator (DFIG)- based wind turbine on a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) board. The explicit fourth-order Runge-Kutta numerical integration algorithm is used to obtain the system dynamic response. The FPGA simulation results and speed improvement are validated versus a Matlab/Simulink simulation. Using FPGAs as computational engines can lead to significant simulation speed gains when compared to a typical PC computer, especially when operations can be efficiently parallelized on the board.

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