A sensorless sliding mode observer with improper speed input using an alternative state-space model of the induction motor

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Abstract

The paper discusses the problem of flux estimation for the induction motor (IM) drive and presents a sensorless observer. The objective is to estimate the fluxes of the IM in the stationary reference frame and to obtain the magnitude and the angle of the rotor flux. In a typical sensorless IM scheme, both these estimates are needed. The paper first presents an alternative state-space model of the IM. Using this, a Sliding Mode (SM) observer is designed. The paper first assumes that the speed of the motor is measured and develops a sensored observer; this is later transformed into a sensorless observer by feeding it with a speed estimate. This approach eliminates the need to measure the speed; instead, the speed estimate is an input of the SM observer. The paper studies the behavior of the observer under these conditions, finds a favorable tuning and shows that the resulting estimates are quite insensitive to the speed mismatch. The proposed design allows accurate estimation of the magnitude and angle of the flux. Previous observers developed under the same conditions based on the traditional IM model were capable of estimating only the angle of the flux (but not the magnitude). The advantage of this method is that it also yields an accurate flux magnitude. The equilibrium point of the observer with improper speed input is studied and conclusions are drawn. The theoretical developments and observations are supported by the simulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion, SPEEDAM 2014
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages483-488
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479947492
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2014 International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion, SPEEDAM 2014 - Ischia, Italy
Duration: Jun 18 2014Jun 20 2014

Publication series

Name2014 International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion, SPEEDAM 2014

Other

Other2014 International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion, SPEEDAM 2014
CountryItaly
CityIschia
Period6/18/146/20/14

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Comanescu, M. (2014). A sensorless sliding mode observer with improper speed input using an alternative state-space model of the induction motor. In 2014 International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion, SPEEDAM 2014 (pp. 483-488). [6871914] (2014 International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion, SPEEDAM 2014). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/SPEEDAM.2014.6871914