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The CURENT Large-scale Testbed (LTB) is a state-of-the-art research facility designed for rapid prototyping of power systems. It is a tightly integrated, closed-loop platform consisting of four major independent packages: ANDES for dynamic simulation, AMS for dispatch simulation, AGVis for grid visualization, and DiME for distributed messaging environment. These LTB packages can be used individually or in a federated manner, making it a versatile and comprehensive platform for power system research and development.

Getting Started

Check out the installation and hands-on tutorial at Getting Started with LTB. Take a look at the Showcase for more research demo.

Design Philosophy

The purpose of LTB is to offer a rapid prototyping environment for power system research and development. We kindly ask that you cite the following papers if LTB is used in your research.

  1. F. Li, K. Tomsovic and H. Cui, "A Large-Scale Testbed as a Virtual Power Grid: For Closed-Loop Controls in Research and Testing," in IEEE Power and Energy Magazine, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 60-68, March-April 2020, doi: 10.1109/MPE.2019.2959054.
  2. H. Cui, F. Li and K. Tomsovic, "Hybrid Symbolic-Numeric Framework for Power System Modeling and Analysis," in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 1373-1384, March 2021, doi: 10.1109/TPWRS.2020.3017019.
  3. N. Parsly, J. Wang, N. West, Q. Zhang, H. Cui and F. Li, "DiME and AGVis: A Distributed Messaging Environment and Geographical Visualizer for Large-Scale Power System Simulation," 2023 North American Power Symposium (NAPS), Asheville, NC, USA, 2023, pp. 1-5, doi: 10.1109/NAPS58826.2023.10318583.


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