The RTDS Simulator is a real time power system simulation tool used worldwide for the closed-loop testing of protection and control equipment, HVDC and FACTS scheme testing, phasor measurement unit (PMU) simulation, power electronics simulation, distributed generation studies, and more. If more description is required = (The RTDS Simulator is the world standard for real time power system simulation. It is used by all of the world’s major protection and control equipment manufacturers, as well as by leading electric utilities, educational institutions, and research facilities around the world.
The RTDS Simulator consists of custom hardware and all-in-one software, specifically designed to perform real time ElectroMagnetic Transient (EMT) simulations. It operates continuously in real time while providing accurate results over a frequency range from DC to 3 kHz. This range provides a greater depth of analysis than traditional stability or load flow programs which study phenomenon within a very limited frequency range.
The RTDS Simulator’s custom hardware is capable of simulating complex networks using a typical time step of 25-50 µs. The simulator also allows for small timestep subnetworks that operate with timesteps in the range of 1-4 µs for simulation of fast switching power electronic devices (e.g. VSC bridges with PWM switching). The hardware is comprised of modular chassis, each containing a powerful multicore processor and allowing scalable access through the licensing of 1 to 10 cores per chassis. Overall system expansion and full connectivity of up to 60 chassis is supported.)