Project and grants for S&YP
HILRES'22 Summer School: Hardware in the Loop for Renewable systems with SoC platforms
Royal Holloway, University of London is organizing the first Summer School for young researchers, technically sponsored by ESoC Technical Committee of IES IEEE.
The event provides Master and PhD students, lecturer, researchers and engineers from academia and industry the opportunity to design/implement and hardware/software co-simulate a renewable energy system.
HILRES’22 aims to providing a three-day design from scratch experience of a bare-metal SoPC based Hardware in the Loop platform to model, simulate and control a complete Photovoltaic (PV) system using various design methodologies on low-cost SoC platforms.
HILRES'22 key activities:
- Fundamentals of a photovoltaic system.
- Controlling a photovoltaic system.
- Matlab/Simulink modelling and simulation of a photovoltaic system
- SoC & Zynq Architecture (heterogeneous SoC, Processor System, FPGA, architecture and interfacing)
- Designing with the Zynq (hardware design definition in Vivado using IP Integrator, custom IP, software development using Vitis and Petalinux).
- Core to Core Communication (synchronous and asynchronous communications, interface definition and selection, internal communication between different processor cores).
- SoC FPGA Hardware/software co-design of a photovoltaic system with PYNQ boards (Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, I/O, Timers, interrupts
- VHDL fundamentals
- Co-simulation and FPGA in the Loop simulation of a MEPT controller.
- FPGA-based for Ac drive applications
- Hardware in the loop fundamentals
- SoC FPGA Hardware/software co-design of a photovoltaic system with PYNQ boards (D/A and A/D converters, PWM), Power converters on-chip modelling.
Keynote speakers, lectures:
- Prof Mickael Hilairet, University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté, FR, (PV system modelling and control)
- Prof. Adam Taylor, Adiuvo Engineering and Training Ltd, UK (SoC design)
- Prof. Tarek Ould-Bachir, Polytechnique Montréal, CA (Power converters on-chip modelling)
- Dr Lahoucine Id-khajine, Cergy-Pontoise University, FR, (FPGA acceleration, Design tools)
- Dr Alin Tisan, Royal Holloway University of London, UK (SoC, VHDL design)
Registration fee (£300) includes:
- Access to the Summer School tutorials and Lab activities
- 3-day Full Board (accommodation and all meals included) at Royal Holloway, University of London Campus
- Coffee breaks, refreshments
- Gala dinner
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Research and Training Network for Smart and Green Energy Systems and Business Models
Project Number: 955614
Project's acronym: SMARTGYsum
Financial Program Name: HORIZON 2020
Organization: European Commission
Figure 1. Geographical coverage
Figure 2. Training structure of SMARTGYsum project
The proposed ETN SMARTGYsum is organised in 7 Work Packages (WPs),corresponding to the stated objectives, following an internal structure depicted in Figure 3. The achieve the stated research objectives, SMARTGYsum will use a research methodology that combines engineering and business models, based on the design and computer simulation, using advanced techniques of digital twins, development using laboratories prototypes or preliminary versions of software appliances, including rapid prototyping and hardware in the loop, experimental validation in given scenarios, as closed as possible to real cases, and finally the definition and test of business models using simulation and small application cases, when possible during the secondments at non-academic sectors. This will enable the coupling of the technological requirements with the related changes needed in the socioeconomical context.
Figure 3. WP structure for implementing the SMARTGYsum project
Gdańsk University of Technology will participate in WP3: Smart energy distribution, microgrids and grid of microgrids: which is aimed to explore the possibilities of microgrids for energy management to address the challenges of secure energy routing and power quality control, as well as advanced distribution grid management and the use of radial grids. WP3 is focused on development of EV chargers and active bidirectional charger able to provide ancillary services. Development of new power electronics facilities for energy transfer system with improved efficiency and power density as well as an analysis of future energy system including wireless charge system for electric vehicles are the main WP3 objectives. As a final result a prototype of bidirectional energy charger for providing ancillary services and development of strategies for optimized electric grid management are expected.
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Recruitment for WP3 realized at Gdańsk University of Technology
Gdańsk Tech invite applicants for a PhD Fellowship in Green Energy Systems to research in the topic titled “EV chargers, developing an active bidirectional charger able to provide ancillary services.”
The position is in the frame of a H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN) action for Early Stage Researchers within the project SMARTGYsum (Research and Training Network for Smart and Green Energy Systems and Business Models). The grant covers up to 3 years (contract will be for 1 year with renewing possibility) of full time research according to salary table established in the grant for Poland. Deadline for application submission is 2021-11-30 24:00 (CET), UTC +1 and starting day is planned on 2022-03-01.
SMARTGYsum (SMART Green energY Systems and bUsiness Models) project groups together leading European Universities and Institutions (the consortium is composed by 13 universities and 14 companies/institutions) with the aim to implement a multidisciplinary and innovative research and training programme, bringing to enable a new generation of Early Stage Researchers (ESR) to foster a New Green Energy Economy in Europe. ESR will acquire the knowledge, methods and skills across a wide range of disciplines around the Energy ecosystem, Renewable Electric Energy Systems and Business Models for the deployment of the Green Energy System. Trained ESR will have the technical and economical knowledge to break the barriers for the deployment of energy transition as market and social barriers (price distortion through externalities, low priority of energy issues, split incentives); financial barriers (investment, high up-front costs, lack of access to capital); information failures (lack of awareness, knowledge and competence); or regulatory barriers (restrictive procurement rules).
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