Eradicate interoperability issues at the very beginning.
Experience shows that even state-of-the-art components can perform in unexpected ways once interconnected. This issue largely originates from software interoperability between components. Challenges like these can develop into long, costly, and unproductive sea trials, leading to equipment damage or even serious accidents.
By integrating such complex control systems with a high-fidelity digital replica of the shipboard power system, engineers can fully eradicate SPS interoperability issues while the ship itself still being built.
Proof of concept
Verify your SPS logic on early designs.
Create a fully working SPS control prototype and assess its behavior even at the earliest steps of its lifecycle. Interface your SPS designs with a digital high-fidelity model of the shipboard power system executed on ultra-low-latency real-time emulators and harness the benefits of test-driven development.
The Marine Microgrid Testbed is optimized for model-based development and you can use it for all stages of progressive validation, ensuring efficiency and robustness.
From specification to component level design.
Build your models graphically. Whether you are working on new builds or retrofitting existing fleets, the advanced and intuitive GUI will let you experiment and find the optimal configuration for the components.
Bring your specifications to life and get them directly verified by investors. Build on top of your designs and validate their performance on every step. Enter commissioning with confidence and eliminate penalties from extending deadlines.
Validate component performance before any investments have been made.
Test-drive components of different vendors within the digital twin of your shipboard power system whenever you are considering an upgrade. This way, you can test each component’s performance throughout numerous operating scenarios within the exact virtual copy of your system. And all that before a single new component is bought and installed within the physical system.
Drive your decisions with data, pre-qualify your vendors, and optimize your choice with the price-to-quality balance that matches your needs.
Test your SPS even in faulty conditions, for the first time ever – and all that with no risks.
Execute detailed representations of your shipboard distribution system interfaced with both physical and simulated protection devices, propulsion, situational awareness/navigation systems, communication, life-support/environmental services, and auxiliary devices – and then stress-test the entire systems in a virtual environment. Truly test and validate within emergency scenarios for the first time.
Validate the SPS protection layer, too.
The Marine Microgrid Testbed is equipped with standard industrial interfaces to enable true connectivity with both PMS and low-level controllers of generators, battery storage systems, AVRs, etc. as well as protection systems.
Typhoon HIL API enables fully automated protection testing and running complex real-life scenarios against short circuits, phase losses, overvoltages, low- and over-voltage ride throughs as well as component failures. With protection relays and all control components being real, you can validate your SPS robustness in thousands of operating points, in an automated and repeatable manner.