Archive for August, 2021

New IEEE Senior member, Dr. Hamish Laird

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

Thanks to all that have helped along the way. Professors, colleagues, and all my family. I got this from IEEE today

“It is a great pleasure to congratulate you on your elevation to the grade of IEEE Senior member. IEEE Senior Membership is an honor bestowed only to those who have made significant contributions to the profession.” 

After being a member of the IEEE for 24 years I finally decided to apply for senior membership. Thanks to those who were referees for me and for giving positive reports. Big shout out to all my University Professors including Professor. Richard Duke, Dr. Simon Round, Professor Jos. Arrillaga, and Professor Alan Wood. Thanks also to all the people who have supported me through the good times and bad.

Thanks also for the good wishes from colleagues around the world. Stay safe and thanks.

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Validation of Power Electronic Industrial Applications through HIL

Friday, August 13th, 2021

Don’t miss ELMG Digital Power’s own Dr. Hamish Laird contributing to the OPAL-RT panel discussion: Validation of Power Electronics through HIL. In this panel, renowned experts are going to share their vision of the future of the power electronics industry.

Panelists are:
Hamish Laird, Chief Technology Officer at ELMG Digital Power,
Geraldo Nojima, MV Power Conversion Chief Technologist at Eaton,
Mathieu Giroux, Head of Product Engineering and Quality at ABB,
Alex Q. Huang, Chair Professor at The University of Texas at Austin
Ilknur Colak, Head of Power Electronics R&D at Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen, and
François Tempez, Business Development at OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES

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Validation of Power Electronics through HIL in Industrial Applications
Dr. Hamish Laird on the expert panel at RT21

Validation of Power Electronics with HIL is one tool to deliver better power electronics faster and with higher quality.

Come join the expert panel to see what the pitfalls and advantages of HIL are.

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About HIL

Hardware in the loop (HIL) is a testing approach where parts of the power electronic test system are the actual, final, will-be-used in the field hardware. Typically this can be the power electronics controller. The HIL unit then simulates the power converter in real-time. This setup allows testing the real controller running the real software with a simulated power converter. Errors in the control don’t explode the power converter or cause long project delays. Electrical safety is also simplified when the high voltage power converter is simulated rather than running with a high current. The key question with HIL is around the accuracy of the power converter simulation.

OPAL-RT make real-time (RT) simulators for power electronics and power systems.

ELMG Digital Power has no formal partenership with OPAL-RT. We often help our customers with all types of real-time simulation issues.

Contact ELMG Digital Power for real-time power electronics help.