Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Research
A fixed switching frequency predictive current control method for switched reluctance machines
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.
IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
Mikail, Rajib; Husain, Iqbal; Sozer, Yilmaz; Islam, Mohammad; and Sebastian, Tomy, "A fixed switching frequency predictive current control method for switched reluctance machines" (2014). Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Research. 9.