Research

The chair of Electrical Power Systems uses classical methods of power engineering as well as adapted strategies for the grid integration of decentralized power plants with renewable sources. A focus lies on the integration of energy converters and the resulting topics “grid identification” and “future grid operation with decentralized power generation”. These issues are part of the interdisciplinary research cluster “Sustainable Power Supply”, in which the chair of Electrical Power Systems is significantly involved. There are numerous research projects in the field of grid impedance measurement on low-voltage, medium-voltage and high-voltage level as well as in the integration of energy storage in power grids.

Another joined interdisciplinary research cluster at Helmut Schmidt University is “Aeronautics Research”. Topics with the subject sustainability, which the chair of Electrical Power Systems deals with in this cluster, are developments for future onboard grids of aircraft, including the integration of fuel cells.

The scientific spectrum of the professorship includes measurements with corresponding simulations as well as the development of new simulation tools for special operating cases in power grids.

The Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg elected Prof. Schulz as a new member with full membership. His task is to strengthen the focuses of the Academy in the field of energy research.

Interdisciplinary Research Cluster at Helmut Schmidt University

The chair of Electrical Power Systems takes part in the following research clusters of HSU:

Research areas of the Department of Electrical Energy Systems

  • Power grids
    – Modeling and network calculation
    – Network planning and network operation
    – Design and operation of smart grids
    – Integration of decentralized energy converters
    – Interaction of power converters and network
    – Network perturbations
    – Island network detection
  • Network identification by network impedance measurement
    – Modeling and simulation
    – Development of measuring instruments for low, medium and high voltage level
    – Development of measuring methods for the highest voltage level
    – Implementation of measurement programs
    – Application-specific measuring equipment
  • Electric mobility
    – Technical concepts and meta-studies
    – Investigation of infrastructure concepts
    – Integration in the power grid
    – Connection requirements and alternative solutions
    – Charging infrastructure and charging management
  • Hydrogen and fuel cells
    – Modeling and simulation
    – Investigation of infrastructure concepts
    – Future application scenarios of hydrogen
    – Fuel cells for flight operations
    – New types of internally controllable fuel cells
    – Development of internal methanation
  • Aircraft wiring systems
    – Modeling and concept development
    – Weight optimization of aircraft on-board networks
    – Power management
    – Future voltage levels
    – Switching and protection concepts
    – Fuel cells in flight
    – Use and testing of 3-D pressure components for electrical systems

Projects according to research topics

 

  • Leuchtturmprojekt 1 „Kabinentechnologie und multifunktionale Brennstoffzelle“ im Spitzencluster Luftfahrtstandort Metropolregion Hamburg
    • Teilprojekt: Architekturkonzepte für die Stromversorgung in der Flugzeugkabine,
      Kooperationspartner: Airbus Operations GmbH

      • Thema 1: Innovative elektrische Flugzeugkabinennetze für eine optimierte Bordnetzversorgung
      • Thema 2: Optimierte Kabinenenergieversorgung in modernen Verkehrsflugzeugen durch den Einsatz höherer Gleichspannungsebenen
    • Teilprojekt: Konzeptanalyse einer elektrischen Integration von Brennstoffzellen in modernen Verkehrsflugzeugen,
      Kooperationspartner: Airbus Operations GmbH
  • Intelligente Schaltungsknoten zur Lastsymmetrierung im Bordnetz von Verkehrsflugzeugen (ACAPONE)
    Kooperationspartner: EADS / Airbus Operations GmbH
  • Flexible, energieeffiziente Kabinenversorgung – Entwicklung einer flexiblen Stromversorgungsarchitektur mit intelligenten Schaltungsknoten für die Flugzeugkabine (FlexKab)
    Kooperationspartner: EADS / Airbus Operations GmbH
  • Entwicklung einer Secondary Power Distribution Box
    Kooperationspartner: Airbus Operations GmbH
  • Entwicklung eines Prüfstands für die zukünftige elektrische Kabinenenergieversorgung in Flugzeugen
    Kooperationspartner: Airbus Operations GmbH
  • Entwicklung eines Demonstrators für Lastmanagement-Systeme
    Kooperationspartner: Airbus Operations GmbH
  • Erstellung einer iPad-Applikation zur Demonstratorsteuerung
    Kooperationspartner: Airbus Operations GmbH
  • Messungen in intelligenten Flugzeugbordnetzen
    Kooperationspartner: Airbus Operations GmbH
  • Load Balancing
    Kooperationspartner: Airbus Group Innovation
  • Vermaschte Netze im Kabinen- und Frachtraumbereich
    Kooperationspartner: Airbus Operations GmbH
  • 3-D-Druckbauteile zur kombinierten Nutzung für elektrische Systeme im Flugzeug
    Kooperationspartner: Airbus Operations GmbH

  • Optimierte Erzeugungs- und Verteilungsstrukturen für eine dezentrale Energieversorgung
  • Netzregelung bei stark verteilter Energieerzeugung
  • Verbesserte Einbindung von Windkraftanlagen und anderen regenerativen Energieerzeugern in das Energieversorgungsnetz
  • Simulation und Optimierung von Generator-Umrichter-Konzepten zur Netzeinspeisung mit Windkraftanlagen
    Netzplanung für Offshore-Windparks: Auslegung von Komponenten
  • Netzqualitätsmessungen (5 Netzanalysemessgeräte)
  • gemeinsame Messprojekte mit Windpark- und Übertragungsnetzbetreibern
  • Messprojekte an Windkraftanlagen-Prototypen in Zusammenarbeit mit Herstellern
  • Mitarbeit an Hamburger Forschungskonzepten (s. Broschüre “Vision Hamburg – Responsible Growth Externer Link: Vision Hamburg – Responsible Growth ” der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg)
  • Beteiligung am “Weiterbildenden Studium Windenergietechnik und -management” der Universität Oldenburg bzw.ForWind
  • Kooperation mit dem “Haus der Technik e. V.” in Essen im Bereich der wissenschaftlichen Weiterbildung zum Thema Windenergie

Test bench for wind turbines with double-fed asynchronous generator (DFIG)
Test bench for wind turbines with permanently energized synchronous generator (PESM)
Medium voltage network impedance measurement container
PV demonstration module
High voltage laboratory
Test bench for PEM fuel cells (single cell test stand)
Test bench for PEM fuel cells (stack initialisation test stand)

International cooperation

 

 

  • Prof. Dr. Janusz Bialek
    20.09.2018
    NEIS Keynote Speaker , IEEE Fellow, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology – Skoltech, www.neis-conference.com

 

  • Delegation from Energy Sector Mongolia
    11.06. 2018

 

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing Jian Sun
    21.09.2017
    NEIS Keynote Speaker , Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA

 

  • Prof. PhD. Frede Blaabjerg
    2017
    IEEE Fellow, Aalborg University, Denmark

 

  • Prof. Dr. Ronnie Belmans
    15.09.2016
    NEIS Keynote Speaker  from KU Leuven, Belgium

 

  • Munira Halimjanova, Master of Technology, Duschanbe, Tadschikistan
    01.10.2015 – 30.09.2018
    DAAD-Promotionsstipendium
    Thema: Investigation and evaluation of the Tajik energy system

 

  • Prof. PhD. Frede Blaabjerg
    10.09.2015
    NEIS Keynote Speaker, IEEE Fellow, Aalborg University, Denmark

 

  • Delegation from Energy Authority of Mongolia
    17.05. – 25.05.2012
    Fortbildungsworkshops Energieeffizienzdienstleistungen bei der Erzeugung, -verteilung und –nutzung von Energie für mongolische Ingenieure und Führungskräfte

 

  • Delegation from Energy Authority of Mongolia
    06.10. – 16.10.2011
    Fortbildungsworkshops für mongolische Ingenieure und Führungskräfte

 

  • Dr. Robert Smoleński, University of Zielona Góra, Poland
    18.10. – 22.10.2010
    Erasmus-Austausch-Programm “LLP-Erasmus Programme, Individual teaching programme for teaching staff mobility”
    Thema: Selected issues concerning conducted interferences in distributed power systems

 

  • Dr. Robert Smoleński, University of Zielona Góra, Poland
    09.02. – 13.02.2009
    Erasmus-Austausch-Programm “LLP-Erasmus Programme, Individual teaching programme for teaching staff mobility”
    Thema: Conducted electromagnetic interferences in systems consisting power electronic converters

 

  • Ass. Prof. Dr. Grzegorz Benysek, University of Zielona Góra, Poland
    08.11. – 12.11.2008
    Erasmus-Austausch-Programm “LLP-Erasmus Programme, Individual teaching programme for teaching staff mobility”
    Thema: Power electronics in Smart Electrical Energy Networks

 

  • Dr. Przemyslaw Janik, Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland
    15.07. – 15.09.2007
    DAAD-Stipendium
    Thema: Bestimmung der Netzrückwirkungen von Windenergieanlagen durch die Anwendung moderner Algorithmen der Signalanalyse

 

  • Frau Leona Kolaric, Griffith University Gold Coast, Australien
    03.07. – 26.09.2017
    Griffith University Industrial Affiliates Program
    Bachelorarbeit: Modeling and Simulation of PEM Fuel Cells
    in Projekt: Inbetriebnahme eines Brennstoffzellen-Teststands

 

  • Herr Ralf Carestia, Dartmouth College, USA
    15.06. – 15.08.2017
    Austauschprogramm mit dem Dartmouth College
    ProjektAnalysis and evaluation of power quality measurements in Matlab and C++

 

  • Frau Tayler Evans, Griffith University Brisbane, Australien
    02.03. – 05.06.2015
    Griffith University Industrial Affiliates Program
    Masterarbeit: Harmonic Analysis of Wind Power Micro-Grid Systems
    in Projekt: Measurement of frequency dependent grid impedance in medium and high voltage power grids

 

  • Herr Drini Selmani, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Griechenland
    26.09.2011 – 09.04.2012:
    Erasmus Stipendium
    10.04.-30-09.2012:
    Erasmus Praktikum
    01.10.2012-15.05.2013:
    Projekt: Windenergie-Prüfstand mit permanent erregtem Synchrongenerator

 

  • Frau Munira Halimjanova, Duschanbe, Tadschikistan
    13.01. – 16.04.2010
    EU-Projekt TEMPUS CD_JEP-26058-2005 “Curriculum development in Renewable Energy Technologies in Central Asia Universities” (CRETA)
    Thema: Renewable Energy Sources in Tajikistan – Efficiency analysis and Filter Design

 

  • Herr Yevgeniy Krasnikov, Pavlodar, Kasachstan
    17.09. – 23.12.2009
    EU-Projekt TEMPUS CD_JEP-26058-2005 “Curriculum development in Renewable Energy Technologies in Central Asia Universities” (CRETA)
    Thema: Investigation of optimal Lighting Conditions for a PV Test System

 

  • Herr Nathan Keilar, Griffith University Brisbane, Australien
    28.02. – 05.06.2009
    2009 Industrial Affiliates Program
    Masterarbeit: Concept to Integrate Distributed Generation into the German Power Grid Intended for Multi-Agents System Realisation
    Für diese Masterarbeit wurde der IEEE Queensland Division Student Thesis Award 2009 verliehen.

 

  • Markus Dietmannsberger, M.Sc.
    01.04. – 31.05.2016 und 16.01. – 21.01.2017
    Gastuniversität: Aalborg University (Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Energy Technology, Power Electronic Systems)

 

  • Prof. Dr. Detlef Schulz
    26.02. – 04.03.2012
    Mongolei , GiZ-Projekt Energieeffizienz in der netzgebundenen Energieversorgung, Phase II, Kooperation Energiebehörde Mongolei

 

  • Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Weiß, Dipl.-Ing. Hauke Langkowski, Dipl.-Ing. Endrik Waldhaim
    17.05. – 20.05.2010
    Gastuniversität: Tajik Technical University (Fakulty of Engineering, Business and Management), Dushanbe, Tajikistan
    EU project TEMPUS CD_JEP-26058-2005 “Curriculum development in Renewable Energy Technologies in Central Asia Universities” (CRETA)
    Themen: Grid Impedance Determination and Grid Integration of Renewable Energies; Design of Electrical Equipment and Grid Topologies of an Offshore Wind Farm

 

  • Prof. Dr. Detlef Schulz
    08.03. – 13.03.09
    Gastuniversität: Innovative University of Eurasia, Pavlodar, Kasachstan
    EU project TEMPUS CD_JEP-26058-2005 “Curriculum development in Renewable Energy Technologies in Central Asia Universities” (CRETA)
    Themen: Grid integration of wind energy systems; Grid integration of photo-voltaic systems

 

  • Prof. Dr. Detlef Schulz
    05.01. – 09.01.2009
    Gastuniversität: University of Zielona Góra, Poland
    Erasmus-Austausch-Programm “LLP-Erasmus Programme, Individual teaching programme for teaching staff mobility”
    Themen: Grid integration of wind energy systems; Measurements and laboratory equipment planning

 

 

Other services:

  • Conduct scientific studies
  • Metrological assignment of network disturbances
  • Analysis of power failures / supply interruptions
  • Fault measurements with a scientific character
  • Measuring programs in sensitive consumer structures
  • Long-term measurements of network perturbations
  • Modeling of operating states and errors in networks
  • Scientific consulting services
  • Preparation of reports
  • Energy days at schools
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Letzte Änderung: 29. April 2019