National Instruments Case Study: Creating a Real-Time Simulator for Power Quality Signals

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    "In academia, the cost associated with laboratory construction and maintenance was once high in the short and long term. The cRIO-9082 system represents an alternative to teach real-life scenarios for training future professionals at a low cost in the long term."

    - Davis Montenegro Martínez, Universidad de los Andes



    The Challenge:

    Developing real-time hardware tools to reproduce real scenarios to teach power quality disturbances in electrical engineering education.


    The Solution:

    Using NI LabVIEW software, the NI LabVIEW Real-Time Module, and NI CompactRIO hardware to develop a real-time emulator for students to re-create scenarios for measuring power signals that carry power quality disturbances in a controlled environment where they can mix the disturbances for different situations.