Country: Luxemburg

Website

 
Submit Testing/Consulting Request

 

Description: Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust of the University of Luxembourg targets research and PhD education. SnT fosters interaction and collaboration with industrial, international, and government partners. The Centre’s strategic research agenda is formed around interdisciplinary research platforms (IRP) that provide an interface to external partners and a forum to define and launch research projects. SnT\’s Netpower Lab provides infrastructure for the implementation of prototype nano or micro grids based on a number of freely programmable voltage source inverters in the range of 5-10kVA. Netpower Lab is designed to integrate different communication devices, particularly with realtime or industrial busses (SCADA systems) controlling the power units.

Research Domains:

  • Satellite Systems
  • Trust in Computer Security and Cyber Crime Prevention
  • Vehicular Networks
  • Sensor Fusion for Time of Flight 3D Cameras
  • Secure, Reliable and Trustworthy Voting Systems
  • Safer Internet
  • Green-IT

 

Facilities:

Net Power Lab
Description: SnT´s NetPower lab at the Interdisciplinary Center for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) at the University of Luxembourg offers a structure for hardware in the loop testing and real-time experiments. Up to Mhz scanrates are employed to engineer failproof signal processing and constructive solutions, e.g. in power electronics in their systems context. The NetPower lab equipment covers real-time software simulation, backed up by fast FPGA-signal processing hardware, extended to real-physics electrical power in the 100kVA range. The lab provides infrastructure for the implementation of prototype nano or micro grids based on a number of freely programmable voltage source inverters in the range of 5-10kVA. Netpower Lab is designed to integrate different communication devices, particularly with realtime or industrial busses (SCADA systems) controlling the power units.
The NetPower DemoLab of the University of Luxembourg carries out experimental verification of RTD works towards full-scale accommodation of solar derived power generation at all voltage levels of the grid for Luxembourg’s utility CREOS.
The NetPower DemoLab’s structure in the computer aided engineering process is combining real and virtual testbeds progressing from offline to online testing. For full-scale PV integration analysis, a virtual topology of modified CREOS network with meshing capabilities is implemented in the lab.
The NetPower DemoLab equipment covers real-time software simulation backed up by fast FPGA-signal processing hardware, extended to real-physics electrical power in the 100kVA range

Static Equipment
Uni.lu Line and Grid Impedances
Description: Several three phase resistor arrays and three phase inductances for the creation of line impedances in micro grids.Uni.lu & Baumüller Motor inverter with power feedback

Description: 3phase power inverter for motion control and power feedback into the grid. One Baumueller inverter generates a DC voltage from the power grid, the second inverter uses the DC link to generate a vector field for motor control. DC link is available for connection of multiple inverters. Configuration be used as motor controller (power sink) or as generator (power source). Realtime connection via EtherCAT link to Nation Instruments cRIO system. Programmable through LabView. 5 similar units are available.
Baumüller Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors

Description: Several Motors with permanent magnet excitation are available from 0.5kVA to 10kVA for connection with inverter sets. Preconfigured Motor-Generator sets are available. 10kVA Slow running (200rpm) Generator for wind turbine HIL tests available. 8kVA outrunner stepper motor with 24 detent positions.Uni.lu Programmable Voltage Source Inverters

Description: 3phase Voltage Source Inverter 400V/50Hz with droop control, MPP, or any other control mode. 100MHz controller based on National Instruments sbRIO system. Space vector generation for power injection through H6 bridge. Controller programming is accessible to the lowest (FPGA) level through LabView development environment. Real time visualisation of internal events, states and parameters, networked communication and synchronisation. DC supply electronic or battery stack. 3 equal units available.40kVA transformer
Description: For grid connection tests
Two DC/DC converters
Description: Bidirectional modular converters for battery load management
Grid emulator
Description: Low voltage/high frequency configuration
Digital control of battery inverters
i>Description: For grid balancing
Modular hydrofoil micro generator
Mobile Equipment
Fluke Fluke-435
Description: three phase power analyser Current clamps for 2A, 5A, 20A, 200A, 1000AHameg HMO2524

Description: 250MHz 4 channel oscilloscope with 2×8 channel logic probe, serial decoder, ethernet interface<

 

last updated: 30.10.2019

University of Luxembourg – Interdisciplinary Centre for Reliability / Security and Trust (SnT)