Power electronic lab

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH

Vienna | Website

Core facility (CF)

Short Description

The lab infrastructure provides full functionality for design and validation of power electronic systems.
• Licenses for power electronic systems design (OrCAD, PSpice, PLECS)
• LabView development system
• MATLAB licenses
• Measurement and data acquisition equipment

Contact Person

DI Roland Bründlinger

Research Services

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Accelerated product development utilizing cutting edge rapid prototyping and validation methods
• Simulation and modelling of power converters and systems
• Controller-hardware-in-the-loop (C-HIL)
• Power-hardware-in-the-loop (P-HIL)

DESIGN PRE-CERTIFICATION AND REGULATORY COMPLIANCE ASSESSMENT
Right on time during early development steps
• Design pre-certification testing and validation utilizing HIL technology
• State-of-the-art 1 MVA smart grid test laboratory

EXTENSIVE EXPERTISE WITH SMART GRID DESIGN APPLICATIONS
Design for future grids
• Power conversion topologies suitable for smart grid applications
• Meeting grid compliance with advanced digital control methods
• Compliance with various state-of-the-art information and communication technologies (ICT)
(e.g. IEC 61850)

Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure

FUNDAMENTALS
Translating knowledge and expertise into best-in-class products and solutions
• Detailed design calculations of power electronic converters
• Multi-level single and three-phase power bridge topologies
• Custom medium/high power bridge/stack design
• Magnetics and EMC design

DESIGN
From prototype to production-ready designs
• Design for manufacturability, reliability and robustness
• Schematic capture and PCB layout design
• Mechanical and thermal design

CONTROLS
Innovative control solutions ready to use in your product
• Advanced digital and analog control strategies
• Grid synchronization and interaction (FRT, anti-islanding etc.)
• Cutting edge digital controls methods

SOFTWARE AND FIRMWARE DEVELOPMENT
Employing best software development practices
• High-level software architecture design
• RTOS compliant DSP/uC firmware and FPGA HDL code
• Portable application software development

DI Roland Bründlinger
Center for Energy
+43 50550 6351
roland.bruendlinger@ait.ac.at
http://www.ait.ac.at
The use is to be agreed in each case.
Power electronics manufacturers; power semiconductor manufacturers;
J. Johnson, R. Ablinger, R. Bruendlinger, B. Fox, J. Flicker, “Design and Evaluation of SunSpec-Compliant Smart Grid Controller with an Automated Hardware-in-the-Loop Testbed,” Technology and Economics of Smart Grids and Sustainable Energy, vol. 2, no. 16, Dec. 2017. DOI: 10.1007/s40866-017-0032-7

“Integrated Rapid Prototyping of Distributed EnergyResources in a Real-Time Validation Environment”, Peter Jonke, Johannes Stöckl, Zoran Miletic, Roland Bründlinger, Christian Seitl, Filip Andrén, Georg Lauss, and Thomas Strasser.

„Sunspec Compliant Smart Grid Converter (RESEARCH PROJECT: SPONGE)“, Johannes Stöckl, Zoran Miletic, Roland Bründlinger, Rudolf Fehringer, Gerhard Dietrich, Dušan Majstorovic Download: http://www.seswa.at/poster.html