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Water Power Plan: a portable physical model of a pumped storage hydro-plant

Water Power Plant is a portable physical model of a pumped storage hydro-plant. It can be applied in the research and testing of advanced control algorithms before their implementation on real industrial processes. The system is also suitable for supporting practical education in courses of automatic control systems analysis and design.

The priority of the system is its ability to simulate single-input, single-output (SISO) and multi-input, multi-output (MIMO) processes with a variable time delay. There are a number of steps that must be undertaken before a control algorithm can be successfully applied to a real environment.

The main benefit of the laboratory system can be expected in obtaining first practical experiences with created control algorithms and in shortening a test phase before their implementation to an industrial process. The main market for the result is universities and research laboratories.

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Slovak University of Technology
Namestie Slobody 17
81231 Bratislava
Slovakia
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