A prototype controller for variable reluctance motors

Lo Bianco, C.G. ; Tonielli, A. ; Filicori, F. (1996) A prototype controller for variable reluctance motors. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 43 (1). pp. 207-216. ISSN 0278-0046
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A three-level cascade structure is proposed for the control of a variable reluctance (VR) motor. In order to deal with the highly nonlinear behavior of VR motors, the controlling system includes two variable-structure controllers for current and velocity loops as well as an intermediate torque-sharing compensator. The intermediate compensator has been designed by means of nonlinear optimization techniques in order to reduce the torque ripple and to get the maximum motor velocity. The proposed controller has been validated through extensive simulation experiments. The architecture of a prototype controller is presented and the actual performance measured on a VR motor is discussed in comparison with simulations. The results show practical feasibility and good performance of the proposed controller, which is also suitable for a very simple and quite inexpensive fully hardware implementation

Tipologia del documento
Lo Bianco, C.G.
Tonielli, A.
Filicori, F.
Parole chiave
cascade control, control system analysis, electric current control, machine control, machine theory, nonlinear control systems, optimal control, reluctance motors, variable structure systems, velocity control
Settori scientifico-disciplinari
Data di deposito
29 Mar 2006
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31 Ott 2012 11:43

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