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Analysis of an offshore medium voltage DC microgrid environment - Part II: Communication network architecture

Kounev, V and Tipper, D and Grainger, BM and Reed, G (2014) Analysis of an offshore medium voltage DC microgrid environment - Part II: Communication network architecture. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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The microgrid is a conceptual solution proposed as a plug-and-play interface for various types of renewable generation resources and loads. The high-level technical challenges associated with microgrids include (1) operation modes and transitions that comply with IEEE1547 and (2) control architecture and communication. In Part I, the emphasis is on the design of an electrical control architecture for an offshore oil drilling platform powered by wind generation. Engineering a distributed control system having safety critical features, requiring real-time performance is challenging. In this follow-up article we introduce the communication framework for the microgrid scenario under investigation. In all communication networks, scholastic delays and performance are inherent. The only feasible approach is to put bounds on the random processes, qualitatively define the worst cases, and build the distributed control system to be resilient enough to tolerate those behaviors. This is the approach taken by this paper. We propose a communication architecture, discuss performances requirements of the sub-systems, and layout network solutions meeting those specifications.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Kounev, Vvkounev@pitt.eduVKOUNEV
Tipper, Ddtipper@pitt.eduDTIPPER0000-0002-9429-6425
Grainger, BMbmg10@pitt.eduBMG100000-0001-5251-8766
Reed, Ggfr3@pitt.eduREED5
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Center for Energy
Date: 23 July 2014
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the IEEE Power Engineering Society Transmission and Distribution Conference
Event Type: Conference
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Telecommunications
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9781479936557
ISSN: 2160-8555
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2014 17:22
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2021 12:55


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