Implements IEEE type DC1A excitation system model

Fundamental Blocks/Machines/Excitation Systems (sps_avr)

This block models a field controlled dc-commutator exciter with continuously acting voltage regulator. It uses self-excited shunt fields with a voltage regulator operating in a buck-boost mode. You can use this model to represent other types of excitation systems when detailed data is not available or when a simplified model is required [1].

This block is an adaptation of the DC1A excitation system of
the IEEE^{®} 421 standard, copyright IEEE 2005, all rights reserved.

**Low-pass filter time constant**The time constant Tr of the first-order system representing the stator terminal voltage transducer. Default is

`20e-3`

.**Voltage regulator gain and time constant**The gain Ka and time constant Ta of the first-order system representing the main regulator. Default is

`[46 0.06]`

.**Voltage regulator output limits**The voltage regulator output limits VRmin and VRmax, in p.u. Default is

`[-0.9 1.0]`

.**Damping filter gain and time constant**The gain Kf and time constant Tf of the first-order system representing the derivative feedback. Default is

`[0.05 1.5]`

.**Transient gain reduction lead and lag time constants**The time constants Tb and Tc of the first-order system representing the lead-lag compensator. Default is

`[0 0]`

.

**Exciter gain and time constant**The gain Ke and time constant Te of the first-order system representing the exciter. Default is

`[0.05 0.46]`

.**Field voltage values**The exciter saturation function is defined as a multiplier of exciter alternator output voltage to represent the increase in exciter excitation requirements due to saturation [1]. The saturation function is determined by specifying two voltage points, Efd1 and Efd2 in p.u., on the air-gap line and constant resistance load saturation curve, and providing the corresponding two saturation multipliers SeEfd1 and SeEfd2. Default is

`[3.1 2.3]`

.Typically, the voltage Efd1 is a value near the expected exciter maximum output voltage. The Efd2 value is about 75% of Efd1.

**Exciter saturation function values**The exciter saturation function is defined as a multiplier of exciter alternator output voltage to represent the increase in exciter excitation requirements due to saturation. The saturation function is determined by specifying two voltage points, Efd1 and Efd2 in p.u., on the air-gap line and Constant Resistance Load saturation curve and providing the corresponding two saturation multipliers SeEfd1 and SeEfd2. Default is

`[0.33 0.10]`

.SeEfd1 and SeEfd2 multipliers are equal to A-B / B, A is the value of exciter field current on the Constant Resistance Load saturation curve corresponding to the selected Efd voltage, and B the value of exciter field current on the air-gap line corresponding to the selected Efd voltage [1].

If you do not want to model the saturation effect, set SeVe1 and SeVe2 values to zero.

**Initial values of terminal voltage and field voltage**The initial values of terminal voltage Vt0 and field voltage Efd0, both in p.u. Initial terminal voltage is normally set to 1 pu. The Vt0 and Efd0 values can be determined using the Powergui Load Flow tool. Default is

`[1 1]`

.**Sample time**Specify a value greater than zero to discretize the block at the given sample time. Set to -1 to inherit the simulation type and sample time parameters of the Powergui block. Default is

`0`

.

- Vref
The reference value of the stator terminal voltage, in p.u.

- Vt
The measured value in p.u. of the stator terminal voltage of the controlled Synchronous Machine block.

- Vstab
Connect this input to a power system stabilizer to provide additional stabilization of power system oscillations. When you do not use this option, connect to a Simulink

^{®}ground block. The input is in p.u.- Efd
The field voltage to apply to the

`Vf`

input of the controlled Synchronous Machine block. The output is in p.u.

The `power_machines`

example contains a Configurable
Subsystem block that allows you to select between seven types
of excitation systems to control the terminal voltage of the Synchronous
Machine block. This configurable block refers to the `power_machines_lib`

example
library that contains seven pretuned excitation system blocks that
fit simulation requirements for this example.

Right-click the EXCITATION configurable block, then select **DC1A** from
the **Block Choice** menu to control the Synchronous
Machine block using the DC1A Excitation System block.

[1] “IEEE Recommended Practice for
Excitation System Models for Power System Stability Studies.” *IEEE Standard*,
Vol. 421, No. 5, 2005 (Revision of *IEEE 521.5-1992*).

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