Modeling and HIL Simulation of Modular Multilevel Converters
The proposed internships will be aimed at developing advanced computer (software) and hardware platforms for simulation of modern power-electronic converter systems used in emerging electric power transmission systems. In particular, modular multi-level converter (MMC) simulations will be targeted. These converters are considered the primary candidates for dc systems used to integrate renewable energy sources into the existing grid. These two internships will develop functional models that can be readily used for the analysis and design of systems involving modular multi-level converters. Additionally the two interns will gain knowledge and experience on the requirements of converter systems in the context of the power grid by interacting directly with industry experts.