PROJECT TITLE: Resilience Analysis of DC Microgrid Under Extreme Events
Collaborator: To be announced later.
Power systems in general and DC Microgrids in particular belong to the group of critical infrastructure systems (CIS) that use sophisticated networked-based control. Since planned power outages such as necessary repairs, component aging, and installations or unplanned power outages which originate from various reasons such as natural disasters (floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, etc.) as well as cyber-attacks, all of which affect industrial production, disturb business as well as home operations and may also endanger human lives. These possible incidents impose new challenges involving sophisticated control strategy, operation, and vulnerability to natural disasters.
Most of these events are directly affect communication channels between the subsystems of the network. Due to a lack of proper communication between system components, that originated from the lack of safe data transmission, incidents may occur. For this purpose, we need resilient energy systems that are robust against these events; moreover, it can keep the system safe against overall collapse as much as possible. Fig.1 shows the graph of a typical DC Microgrid considered in the simulation.
The main goal of this project is to find a way to obtain a high level of resiliency and better improvement in the efficiency of the energy system. According to the system model which affected by uncertainties, the robust controller plays a key role in the local network to increase the reliability of the system. So, we have to find the way how it is possible to design a robust controller to have the right control on this unique DC Microgrids.
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