Real Time Simulation and Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL)


Team Leader: Robert Uhl


ALigN - Ausbau von Ladeinfrastruktur durch gezielte Netzunterstützung

ALigN aims at reducing NOx and CO2 emission in the city of Aachen by promoting electro-mobility with demand-oriented development and expansion of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. More


Urban Energy Lab 4.0

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VILLAS – Virtually Interconnected Laboratories for LArge systems Simulation/emulation

VILLAS is developing a methodology for virtual interconnection of hardware and software assets available at geographically dispersed institutions of RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich. RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich are already partners in the Jülich-Aachen Research Alliance (JARA) which integrates the expertise of the two institutions in emerging research areas. In this context, the JARA-Energy interdisciplinary initiative, which develops cooperative solutions for sustainable energy of the future, needs integration of research infrastructures and benefits from the outcomes of VILLAS. More


DEFENDER - Defending the European Energy Infrastructures

DEFENDER addresses the emerging challenges associated with the proactive protection and fast restoration to mitigate physical or cyber incidents or attacks and most importantly combined cyber-physical attacks of the power transmission and distribution grid network infrastructure, which lies at the heart of any Critical Energy Infrastructure (CEI). More


Non-linear Power System Modeling, Simulation and Analysis in the Frequency Domain using Behavioral Modeling Approaches

In modern power systems, more and more non-linear components like power electronics devices are present. The non-linearities lead to voltage and current harmonics. Present frequency domain methods assume linear models, which are no longer valid in the presence of more and more power electronics devices. This project aims at developing a new power system theory based in the frequency domain. The used behavioral models of non-linear components are based on measurements. More


NRG-5: Enabling Smart Energy as a service via 5G Mobile Network advances

Supporting Smart Energy as a Service is a promising application for 5G mobile network communications. NRG-5 will enable the deployment, operation and management of existing and new 5G communications and energy infrastructures, providing security, resilience and high availability mechanisms. More