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Communication Aspects in the Distributed Control Architecture of a Modular Multilevel Converter

Corrêa, T. ; Almeida, L. ; Bueno, E.

Communication Aspects in the Distributed Control Architecture of a Modular Multilevel Converter, Proc IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology - ICIT, Lyon, France, Vol. , pp. - , February, 2018.

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Abstract
Several authors researched on the use of digital communications in the control of Modular Multilevel Converters, but in our opinion three characteristics of this solution need more discussion: transmission media, synchronization accuracy and network topology. In this paper, we also address the gap of modeling the communications with more details. For this, we propose a simple cosimulation strategy that rely on the fact that the control and power circuits do not influence in real-time the operation of the communication network. We present simulation
runs with OMNeT++ and Matlab/Simulink to demonstrate the importance of a more detailed modeling of the system.