Design of a MRAS-based estimator for the speed and rotor time constant of the induction motor using sliding mode

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Abstract

The paper presents a method to estimate the fluxes, speed and rotor time constant of the induction motor (IM) drive. The estimation process is based on the model of the motor in the stationary reference frame. Estimation is done using successive observers that also involve the Model Reference Adaptive System (MRAS) principle. The fluxes are obtained first using a Voltage Model Observer - they are used to calculate the rotor flux angle of the drive. With known fluxes, the paper attempts to design a sliding mode observer for simultaneous estimation of the speed, load torque and rotor time constant. The mathematics of the observer is presented; it is shown that, due to singularity in the required gain design, an asymptotically stable observer cannot be obtained. Then, the paper presents an observer for the rotor time constant - this takes the speed signal as an input. The properties of this observer are investigated and it is shown how to make it less sensitive to the potential inaccuracy in the speed input. The method can be used in a sensorless IM control implementation where the fluxes and speed are required and where knowledge of the rotor time constant improves the control performance. The theoretical claims are supported by the simulation results shown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion, SPEEDAM 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages740-745
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509020676
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 28 2016
Event2016 International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion, SPEEDAM 2016 - Capri, Italy
Duration: Jun 22 2016Jun 24 2016

Publication series

Name2016 International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion, SPEEDAM 2016

Other

Other2016 International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion, SPEEDAM 2016
CountryItaly
CityCapri
Period6/22/166/24/16

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Comanescu, M. (2016). Design of a MRAS-based estimator for the speed and rotor time constant of the induction motor using sliding mode. In 2016 International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion, SPEEDAM 2016 (pp. 740-745). [7525807] (2016 International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion, SPEEDAM 2016). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SPEEDAM.2016.7525807