Clemson University researchers have developed a DC circuit breaker that uses a short conduction path between the breaker and load along with inductive coupling to automatically switch off in response to a fault. The breaker responds to faults such as abnormally high currents without the need for detection and control circuitry.
Inventor: Keith Corzine
Situational awareness is critical and important to control room operators for secure and efficient smart grid/power system operation. Continuous data sense-making is critical for ensuring the stability of the power system. This Clemson technology relates to an electrical grid control system and, more particularly, to an improved system and method for grid control using an n-dimensional cellular computational network to provide a situational awareness (SA) framework.
Inventor: Kumar Venayagamoorthy
The Clemson HIL Grid Simulator allows wind turbine generator manufacturers to test both mechanical and electrical characteristics of their machines in a well-controlled and calibrated environment. This electrical grid simulation system and method combines components to better mimic and control expected and unexpected parameters in an electrical grid.
Inventor: John Fox, Nicholas Rigas, and Randy Collins