Model & Simulation-Based Systems Engineering Of Future Cyber-Physical Electrical Power Systems - Challenges And Foundations -

Luigi Vanfretti
2016 Zenodo  
Micro-grids can be seen as a self-sufficient electrical power system that takes advantage of ICT technologies. That is, a micro-grid will interact with all of it's components, through sensors and control systems, to provide technical functionalities and moreover, facilitate the actions of consumers. On the other hand, to develop autonomous zero-net-communities, would require the ability of these communities to develop products and services to manage such grids. This presentation explains how
more » ... ctrical power systems (such as micro grids) are increasingly becoming digitalized, leading to their transformation into a class of cyber-physical systems (a system of systems) where the electrical grid interacts increasingly with ICT. This type of complex systems present unprecedented challenges in their operation and control, that due to the interaction with ICT, require new concepts, methods and tools to facilitate their operational design, manufacturing (of components), and testing/verification/validation of their performance. Inspired by the tremendous advantages of the model-based system engineering (MBSE) framework developed by the aerospace and military communities, this talk will highlight the challenges to adopt MBSE for electrical power grids. MBSE is not only a framework to deal with all the phases of putting in place complex systems-of-systems, but also provides a foundation for the democratization of technology - both software and hardware. The talk will illustrate the foundations that have been built by the presenter's research team, KTH SmarTS Lab, has made to meet these challenges. Some of these foundations include the OpenIPSL, RaPId, SD3K, BableFish and Khorjin open source softwares developed and distributed online by the research group, and available at:
doi:10.5281/zenodo.61879 fatcat:wbw7tjjaargtpeqxr4ka2m3fa4