NovaCor | Real Time Power System Simulation | RTDS Technologies Inc.

   

rtds_novacor_logo_sphere_300Introducing NovaCor, a new generation of simulation hardware for the RTDS Simulator.

A revolution in real time, NovaCor is the world’s fastest and most capable real time power system simulator.

 

HOW NOVACOR WORKS

IT’S BASED ON A POWERFUL MULTICORE PROCESSOR

Each rack-mounted NovaCor chassis features IBM’s state of the art POWER8 processor, containing 10 powerful cores running at 3.5 GHz. 

IT’S COMPATIBLE WITH PREVIOUS HARDWARE

NovaCor can be connected to GTWIF-based RTDS Simulator racks containing PB5 and/or GPC processor cards. NovaCor is compatible with the existing Global Bus Hub, IRC Switch, and all GTIO hardware.

 

 

 

WHAT NOVACOR CAN DO

IT’S POWERFUL

Each NovaCor chassis has 2-3 times the simulation capacity of a fully loaded PB5-based rack. Hundreds of nodes are solved on a single core.

IT’S PRECISE

NovaCor provides higher precision real time simulation than ever before, with timesteps reduced by up to 50%.

IT’S SCALABLE

NovaCor allows scalable access through the licensing of 1 to a maximum of 10 cores per chassis. Overall system expansion and full connectivity of up to 60 chassis is supported.

IT’S ACCESSIBLE

NovaCor allows an entire power system simulation to be run on a single core, making the world standard for real time power system simulation more accessible than ever before.

 

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NOVACOR CHASSIS

 

NovaCor chassis

NOVACOR CUBICLE

 

NovaCor Cubicle

 

HARDWARE SPECS AND FEATURES

Download the NovaCor features sheet.

ProcessorPOWER8 RISC processor: 10 cores operating at 3.5 GHz
Connectivity24 x GT ports for connection to GTIO cards and interconnection of small timestep subnetworks on different NovaCor chassis

6 x IRC ports

1 x GBH port

1 x GTSYNC port

1 x Ethernet port
Built-in I/O12 x 12-bit D/A channels operating over a range of +/- 10 V peak
CompatibilityRacks based on GTWIF, PB5 and GPC cards

GTAO, GTAI, GTDO, GTDI, GTFPI, GTNET, GTNETx2, GTSYNC, GTFPGA Unit
ScalabilityUp to 60 fully-connected chassis
User InterfaceRSCAD Software, Version 5+

7" touchscreen on each chassis
Power450 W max., 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Individual Chassis Dimensions48.3 x 52.2 x 17.8 cm (WxDxH)
Individual Chassis Weight~15 kg
Cubicle Dimensions (optional)68.3 x 79.4 x 189.5 cm (WxDxH)

NovaCor has been specifically designed to perform real time electromagnetic transient simulations. It is the ideal tool for the closed-loop testing of protection and control systems, HVDC and FACTS simulation and testing, smart grid and distributed generation studies, wide area protection and control scheme testing, power hardware in the loop, and education and training.

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