Marine Testing

Do you trust your shipboard power management system?
System testing and system (pre) commissioning.

What is HIL testing?

Hardware in the loop testing is a method of testing shipboard power management system using a virtual model of the power stage. This means the actual power management software and hardware is interfaced to the HIL model of the power hardware. HIL provides a direct insight in the behavior of the software which controls shipboard power systems. It allows testing of an unlimited number of short circuits and other transients (e.g. fault transients), as well as regular transients in the shipboard power system. Something that is impractical to do on the actual ships.

Virtual, highly realistic, real-time models of the hardware (microgrid testbed) enable testing high power systems without the dangers and costs involved with testing high power.

What is a more electric ship’s digital twin?

Digital twin is a real time model of the ship’s power system hardware running on the Microgrid Testbed.

What is the purpose of the Microgrid Testbed?

The main purpose of the Microgrid Testbed is to comprehensively test the power management (both component level and system level) hardware, firmware, software and communications under all operating conditions including faults in both the islanded and grid-connected mode.  Moreover, Microgrid Testbed runs its tests and generates its test reports automatically.

How does the Microgrid Testbed work?

A shipboard power system model comprising smart inverter hardware, PV panels, batteries, transformers, generators, switches, cables, active and passive loads, etc. runs inside a Microgrid Testbed with a 1 μs time step. The shipboard power management system controls its operation in all operating modes. The performance is evaluated against a defined set of criteria ranging from fuel consumption to fault tolerance. From black start to the grid connected mode of operation in the harbour.