Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Research

Title

A fixed switching frequency predictive current control method for switched reluctance machines

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Winter 11-2014

Abstract

The paper presents a novel fixed switching frequency predictive current control method for switched reluctance machines (SRM). The proposed deadbeat predictive current controller accurately predicts the required duty ratio for the PWM pulse for a given reference current in each digital time step over the entire speed range of operation. The pulse width depends on the operating conditions, machine parameters and the rotor position. The controller utilizes the machine inductance profile as a function of current and rotor position to accurately predict the required voltage. The control method is studied through computer simulation and followed by experimental validation. The method is suitable for torque ripple sensitive applications requiring accurate tracking of a given current profile and mitigating the audible noise due to the switching of the inverter.

Publication Title

IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications

Volume

50

Issue

6

First Page

3717

Last Page

3726