12 February 2016 Multi-port power router and its impact on resilient power grid systems
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We propose a Y-configuration power router as a unit cell to easily construct a power delivery system that can meet many types of user requirements. The Y-configuration power router controls the direction and magnitude of power flow among three ports regardless of DC and AC. We constructed a prototype three-way isolated DC/DC converter that is the core unit of the Y-configuration power router and tested the power flow control operation. Experimental results revealed that our methodology based on the governing equation was appropriate for the power flow control of the three-way DC/DC converter. In addition, the hexagonal distribution network composed of the power routers has the ability to easily interchange electric power between autonomous microgrid cells. We also explored the requirements for communication between energy routers to achieve dynamic adjustments of energy flow in a coordinated manner and its impact on resilient power grid systems.
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Yuichi Kado, Yuichi Kado, Katsumi Iwatsuki, Katsumi Iwatsuki, Keiji Wada, Keiji Wada, } "Multi-port power router and its impact on resilient power grid systems", Proc. SPIE 9772, Broadband Access Communication Technologies X, 97720K (12 February 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2211513; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2211513
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