Development of a hybrid model for shipboard power systems

Maziar Babaei, Jian Shi, Nasibeh Zohrabi, Sherif Abdelwahed

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In this paper we have described a hybrid automaton based approach towards the development of a simplified Medium Voltage Direct-Current (MVDC) Shipboard Power System (SPS) model. SPS is considered a good subject of hybrid modeling and hybrid control system design as it combines a variety of continuous component dynamics, discrete control actions as well as a variety of switching components. Therefore, a hybrid system model can provide an accurate and effective way to simulate the system and represent the combined behaviors of SPS. Within the hybrid automata model represented in this paper, continuous power system dynamics are modeled in the form of differential algebraic equations (DAEs) and discrete events dynamics are represented by discrete finite automations (DFAs). Simulation results indicate that the proposed modeling scheme is effective and suitable particularly for system-level studies and control algorithm design for MVDC SPS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium, ESTS 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479918577
StatePublished - Jul 14 2015
Event6th IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium, ESTS 2015 - Old Town Alexandria, United States
Duration: Jun 21 2015Jun 24 2015

Publication series

Name2015 IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium, ESTS 2015


Conference6th IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium, ESTS 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOld Town Alexandria

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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