Real-time Digital Simulation (RTS) Laboratory at UNSW Sydney
UNSW Sydney and the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications host the largest Real-time Digital Simulation Laboratory in Australia with extended simulation capabilities in the areas of:
High-voltage DC networks.
Power System Protection Testing.
Renewable Energy Systems.
Control System Testing.
Real-time digital power system simulation provides an accurate, reliable and cost-effective method to simulate, verify and experiment with multiple technologies, functions, operations and control from individual components to small and large scale power systems.
The RTS Lab @ UNSW Sydney features:
An 18-rack RTDS system with 90 PB5 processor boards
- Among Largest RTDS in academic and research institutions globally
- 216 Analogue input and output channels
- 1152 digital optically isolated input and output channels
- 4 three-phase power amplifiers
An OPAL-RT OP5600
4x OPAL-RT OP4500
The RTS Lab is housed in the state-of-the-art Tyree Energy Technologies Building (TETB)
Our Simulation Capabilities:
- Simulation of up to 864 three-phase electrical nodes (or 2592 single-phase nodes) at a 50 us time-step
- Large-scale power system components (Synchronous Generators – Transmission Lines - Cables)
- Instrumentation (CT – CVT - PT), filters and passive elements
- Power Electronics simulations at a 2 us time-step
- Average and switching models of Modular Multilevel Converters (MMCs) with up to 256 Sub-modules