Expedited Real Time Processing for the NETL Hyper Cyber-Physical System Email Page
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Performer:  Georgia Tech Research Corporation Location:  Atlanta, Georgia
Project Duration:  08/01/2017 – 07/31/2020 Award Number:  FE0030600
Technology Area:  Plant Optimization Technologies Total Award Value:  $504,130
Key Technology:  Sensors & Controls DOE Share:  $400,000
Performer Share:  $104,130

Cyber-Physical Simulation
Cyber-Physical Simulation

Project Description

The primary objective of the proposed project is to provide the National Energy Technology Laboratory's Hybrid Performance (HYPER) Facility the needed numerical methods algorithm(s), software development and implementation support to enact real time cyber-physical systems that simulate process dynamics on the order of five milliseconds or smaller. The proposed paths forward comprise three distinct approaches to faster transient simulations. They fall under the numerical methods categories of: 1) optimizing key parameters within the facility's present real time processing scheme; 2) introducing an "informed" processing approach wherein a priori computations expedite real time attempts; and 3) implementing alternatives to the presently employed explicit-implicit blended finite difference (spatio-temporal) approach. Each of these three classes will be attempted independently as options for improvement, yet in some cases one may complement another.

Project Benefits

The three approaches provide individual paths that will expedite critical computational steps. They are also anticipated to have points of compatibility to synergistically speed processing. Achieving the five-millisecond time step threshold for the pioneering HYPER cyber-physical system would afford dynamic operability studies that capture higher time resolution phenomena (e.g., electrochemicalfluidic dynamics) at the full response capability of the Hyper system.

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Contact Information

Federal Project Manager Jason Hissam: jason.hissam@netl.doe.gov
Technology Manager Briggs White: briggs.white@netl.doe.gov
Principal Investigator Comas Haynes: Comas.Haynes@gtri.gatech.edu