Power Electronics Laboratory
Clemson University is developing a low-voltage power electronics laboratory. This lab consists of digital signal processors and field programmable gate array controllers for power converters in the range of 1kW to 100kW. Programming is also accomplished directly from detailed non-real-time simulation. The powerful combination of software and hardware allows programming of traditional and non-traditional power converters for a wide range of research projects including studying grounding and faults in dc power systems and impedance measurement. These projects advance knowledge in fault protection and stability.