Eder David Baron Prada

The ESR will develop a virtual hardware testing environment and characterize the stability of different control strategies for power electronic converters through the deployment of hardware modular power converters and the implementation of communication protocols.

Tests are to be carried out in a laboratory microgrid environment to assess system reliability aspects in a Digital Twin environment. The work will assess the control stability and provide a comparison of different control strategies on their efficiency and cost, propose guidelines for field implementations of the power electronic control and establish an integrated system assessment with links to system reliability.

The ESR will collaborate with simulation tool provider THiL and system operator (EDF) to ensure the compliance of the new design under different grid conditions and find synergy with the work from ESR12.

  • Host organisation: Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
  • PhD-enrolment: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
  • Duration: 36 months
  • Expected start date: ~Nov 2021
  • Secondment: ETH (10 months)

Research Directors:

  • Dr. Thomas Strasser Thomas.Strasser@ait.ac.at
  • Prof. Florian Dörfler dorfler@ethz.ch
  • Dr. Dusan Majstorović