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Real-Time 2011 Call for Papers & Presentations Now Open

MONTREAL Jan. 19, 2011

Shanghai June 20-22, 2011

Real-Time 2011 will provide an exceptional venue for discussing issues and developments, as well as for highlighting key Opal-RT partners and distributors with products and services essential to the multifaceted fields of Model-based Design, Real-Time Simulation and Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) & Power HIL testing.

Papers, presentations and tutorials will focus on real-world applications of Real-Time Simulation, Hardware-in-the-Loop and Rapid Control Prototyping technologies. Below is a preliminary list of application areas and topics of prospective Paper, panel and poster sessions. Presenters are also encouraged to submit synopses on unique applications not covered by this list.

THEME 1 – Enabling the Intelligent Power Grid (HVDC, FACTS, and DG Integration)

  • Real-Time, HIL and fast simulation of multilevel voltage source converters applied in HVDC, FACTS; and AC-DC-AC converters used for wind farm integration
  • Multi-processor simulation application demonstrations including achievable time steps; and simulator architectures with 2000+ I/Os
  • Impact of power system studies, system performance analysis and comparisons with naturally-commutated thyristor-based converters  
  • Applications of Monte Carlo simulation techniques for stresses, performance and troubleshooting analysis
  • Power system solvers optimized for the simulation of power systems with large numbers of switches

THEME 2 – Electromobility / Electrification of Transport Systems

  • Real-Time, HIL and fast simulation of large power electronic systems used in All-Electric Ships, electric trains and more electrical aircraft for design, unit testing and system integration testing
  • FPGA-based fast and real-time  simulation of power electronic systems in more electrical aircraft for design, unit testing and system integration testing
  • High power multilevel voltage- and current-source multi-converters and drive systems
  • Real-Time simulation, control development and application of very high-speed motor drives
  • Integration of Plug-in Hybrid Electric vehicles (PHEV) with distribution systems and Microgrids

THEME 3 – Real-Time Simulation in the Development and Study of Distributed

Generation Sources & Microgrids

  • Real-Time, HIL and fast simulation of complex Microgrids integrated with conventional distribution systems
  • Power HIL applications for test and optimization of Microgrid systems
  • Protection systems and global control testing for Microgrid applications

THEME 4 – Automotive Software & ECU Quality Assurance

  • Integration tests of complex hybrid-electric vehicles and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV)
  • Integration of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) and all-electric vehicles with power grids
  • Real-time co-simulation using third-party heterogeneous simulation software and HIL systems
  • Large-scale multi-ECU Virtual Vehicle integration testing

THEME 5 – Aerospace Software and HIL Test Systems

  • HIL Test benches for FADEC and avionic controllers
  • Integration testing of energy generation & distribution and intelligent electrical loads and actuators for More Electrical Aircraft
  • Reconfigurable Engineering Flight Simulators for performance evaluation
  • Training simulators

Paris Technology Tutorials

In addition to Technology Tutorials led by members of Opal-RT’s R&D Engineers, experienced users of Opal-RT products are invited to suggest Tutorial topics and get involved in educating their fellow engineers and researchers. [email protected]

Summary of Real-Time 2011 Important Dates

Paper Submission Website Opens:    


Abstracts Due Date:

March 16, 2011

Author Notification:        

April 6, 2011  

Deadline for Submission of Final Manuscripts and Presentations:

May 2, 2011

About Opal-RT Technologies Inc.

Founded in 1997, Opal-RT is the leading developer of open Real-Time Digital Simulators and hardware-in-the-loop testing systems for electrical, power electronic and electro-mechanical systems. Opal-RT’s unique approach integrates parallel, distributed computing with commercial-off-the-shelf technologies. Opal-RT’s customers perform Rapid Control Prototyping, System Integration, and Hardware-in-the-Loop testing of electric drives, electronic controllers and power distribution networks used in manufacturing, electric train networks, and by electrical utilities. Companies using Opal-RT Simulators include ABB, BHEL, Denso, GE, Hitachi, Mitsubishi Electric, GM and Toyota.

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