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Components Of The Rapid Control Prototyping Energy Conversion Kit

Summary of contents

The RCP-EC2K includes the hardware and software described in Tables 2.1 and 2.2 respectively. Details on the main components are provided in section 2.3 Main components of the RCP-EC2K kit.

Table 2.1 Hardware components of the Energy-Conversion Training kit


Component part

Real-time simulator



Signal conditioning and data




IGBT-based Power Converter (2x)

FESTO 8857-10

Dynamometer: Four quadrant dynamometer capable of functioning

either as a load or a prime mover.


FESTO 8540-00

Wound Rotor Induction Machine (WRIM)

FESTO 8505-A0

Wiring module for WRIM (access to

rotor and stator circuits)

FESTO 8506-A0

Power source/supply

FESTO 8525-20

3 phase Power Bar (splitter)

FESTO 8895-00

Connection cables

FESTO 30013, 30011,


Mechanical Coupling Device

(hard rubber gear)

FESTO 8943-00

Mount rack

FESTO 8110

Line inductors

FESTO 8374-A0

Resistance Module

FESTO 8311

Table 2.2: Software components of the Energy-Conversion Training kit


Component part

Real-time simulation software environment.


User interface software

OPAL-RT’s TestDrive

Main hardware and software components of the RCP-EC2K kit

 OP5600/OP4510/OP7000 Real-Time Simulators

The RCP-EC2K kit features the OPAL-RT SIMULATOR. Simply put, the OPAL-RT Simulator constitutes the core of the RCP-EC2K system. The OP5600/OP4510/OP7000 real-time simulators are complete simulation systems comprising a powerful target computer, a flexible high-speed front-end processor, and signal conditioning stages. With multiple parallel cores capabilities,

These PC/FPGA-based simulators have the capacity to run, in real-time, elaborated MATLAB models that can represent the complex physical system, their associated controllers, or both. The execution of models with critical time steps can be performed by using inboard FPGA-based cards: execution times in the order of nanoseconds or a few microseconds can be achieved with this approach.

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