|Title||Dynamic Simulation of DFIG Wind Turbines on FPGA Boards|
|Publication Type||Conference Papers|
|Authors||Chen, H., S. Sun, D. Aliprantis, and J. Zambreno|
|Conference Name||Proceedings of the Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI)|
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.