Chinese Journal on Internet of Things ›› 2021, Vol. 5 ›› Issue (4): 37-45.doi: 10.11959/j.issn.2096-3750.2021.00246

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FPGA-Jetson based hardware real-time co-simulation for smart grid

Tong DUAN1, Venkata Dinavahi2, Tianshi CHENG2   

  1. 1 National Digital Switching System Engineering & Technological Research Center, Zhengzhou 450002, China
    2 University of Alberta, Edmonton T6G0X9, Canada
  • Revised:2021-10-20 Online:2021-12-30 Published:2021-12-01
  • Supported by:
    The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada(NSERC);The National Natural Science Foundation of China(62101598)


Smart grid is a power-communication coupled cyber-physical power system (CPPS), where the two-domain coupling features make the real-time simulation difficult.Different from the existing software-based co-simulation methods, a FPGA-Jetson based real-time co-simulation platform for smart grid by leveraging the FPGA’'s programmable computation capability and Jetson’s real-time operating system was designed.The power system simulation was carried out on the FPGA board, the information communication system simulation was completed on Jetson platform, and the two-domain information interaction was simulated through the PCIe channel.By making full use of the computing and data transmission capabilities of each module, the real-time simulation of the combination of power grid and communication network was realized.Finally, the corresponding specific modeling and parameters were designed for the two representative smart grid scenarios: hybrid AC-DC transmission network and micro-grid, the validity and scalability of the proposed real-time co-simulation architecture were verified.

Key words: smart grid, hardware simulation, real-time simulation, FPGA, Jetson

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