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PhD  candidate:    Theodoros Kyriakidis  
Thesis direction:    Maher Kayal & Rachid Cherkaoui
Main Laboratory:    Electronics Laboratory (ELab)
Project time line:    Oct. 2010 – Nov. 2013
Research project:    Micro-grid constrained dynamic optimization using electronics emulation.  Case study: Ras Al Khaimah network.

The aim of this project is to develop, to implement and to test a new hardware/software environment dedicated to real time optimization of a micro-grid concept. It consists of a new approach based on electronics emulation for the management of the power grid topologies of Ras Al Khaimah.

This project is proposed in the frame of micro/smart-grid, it aims to develop methods permitting to setup appropriate strategies when a micro-grid is in normal, critical or failure state. It is a combination between the optimization and the security assessment of the micro-grid operation. In order to keep the micro-grid constantly in an optimal state a high speed computation tool is needed in order to handle frequently a huge number of predefined disturbance scenarios. This is done using a power network emulator where the micro-grid topology is mapped on a dedicated hardware to emulate its behavior in real time.