IEEE Webcast Series: Under the Hood of the Smart Grid

Publish Date: Jun 23, 2011 | 0 Ratings | 0.00 out of 5 |  PDF

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IEEE Spectrum and National Instruments present this webcast series to highlight the fast-changing world of clean energy and smart grid technologies. Register for individual sessions below.

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  1. Under the Hood of the Smart Grid: Smart Sensing and Analytics
  2. Smart-Grid Control Systems: Moving Towards a Self-Healing Grid

1. Under the Hood of the Smart Grid: Smart Sensing and Analytics

Advanced analysis begins with measurement.  Attend this webcast to learn about technology being used to monitor and analyze today's smart grid.  From mW to MW, it all starts with sensors and an ADC.  From there, DSP algorithms turn raw waveform data into meaningful information like flicker, crest factor and total power.  Part one will showcase an advanced algorithm for flicker detection, power sensors, ADC architectures, and a GPS-synchronized distributed phasor measurement unit. Learn from developers working on smart grid projects how they architect their systems through real world examples.

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2. Smart-Grid Control Systems: Moving Towards a Self-Healing Grid

Smart embedded systems that combine instrumentation, analytics, and control can make the grid more like the Internet – self-diagnosing and self-healing, distributed rather than centralized, and bidirectional rather than unidirectional. This session explains the fundamentals of smart-grid distribution and bidirectional power control systems and provides development tips and tricks for architecting a scalable control architecture with peer-to-peer communication between distributed nodes and fast hard real-time FPGA-to-FPGA control links. What is a distribution fault anticipation system? How do smart switches and reclosers detect problems and reroute power to isolate a fault? How do grid adaptive energy storage systems store and release energy at sub-cycle control loop rates?

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