SPLTRAK Abstract Submission
Development of Hierarchical Control for a Lunar Habitat DC Microgrid Model Using Power Hardware-in-the-Loop
Andrew R. R. Dow1, Rachid Darbali-Zamora1, Jack D. Flicker1, Jeffrey T. Csank2
1Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, United States
/22NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH, United States

As interest in space exploration grows, developing a lunar habitat has become a key component of extending missions into deep space. In order to guarantee reliable power management of a habitat’s DC microgrid, control schemes are needed that can manage the different assets (batteries, photovoltaics, loads) effectively. Proposed hierarchical control schemes are further developed into hardware solutions using Opal-RT’s real-time simulation software and power-hardware-in-loop platform. Experimental results of a simulated DC microgrid and physical DC/DC components can allow better realization and performance of applications such as battery discharge control.