VILLASnode
Connecting real-time power grid simulation equipment

VILLASnode

This is VILLASnode, a gateway for processing and forwardning simulation data between real-time simulators. VILLASnode is a client/server application to connect simulation equipment and software such as:

  • OPAL-RT RT-LAB,
  • RTDS GTFPGA cards,
  • RTDS GTWIF cards,
  • Simulink,
  • LabView,
  • and FPGA models

by using protcols such as:

  • IEEE 802.2 Ethernet / IP / UDP,
  • ZeroMQ,
  • nanomsg,
  • WebSockets
  • Shared Memory
  • Files

Planned:

  • IEC 61850-9-2 Sampled Values,
  • IEC 61850-8-1 GOOSE,
  • AMQP

It's designed with a focus on very low latency to achieve almost realtime exchange of simulation data. VILLASnode is used in distributed- and co-simulation scenarios and developed for the field of power grid simulation at the EON Energy Research Center in Aachen, Germany.

Documentation

User documentation is available here: https://villas.fein-aachen.org/doc/node.html

Copyright

2017, Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems, EONERC

License

This project is released under the terms of the GPL version 3.

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.

For other licensing options please consult Prof. Antonello Monti.

Contact

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Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems (ACS) EON Energy Research Center (EONERC) RWTH University Aachen, Germany