A Measurement-Based Approach for Speed Control of Induction Machines

Mohamed Amine Fnaiech, Sofiane Khadraoui, Hazem Nounou, Mohamed Nounou, Jaroslaw Guzinski, Haitham Abu-Rub, Aniruddha Datta, Shankar P. Bhattacharyya

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)


This paper presents an approach to design a measurement-based controller for induction machines. The proposed control approach is motivated by the fact that developing an appropriate mechanical model of such induction machines is a challenging task. Since our proposed control methodology is only on the basis of measured data, the controller design does not require any information about the model of the mechanical part. The control of motor drive is often based on sensorless field-oriented control techniques because of their advantages such as noise and cost reductions and high reliability. Hence, we assume here that measurements used for the controller design are collected using an estimator based on the electrical equations of the induction machine. A practical application to control the speed of an induction machine is presented to validate and demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6704765
Pages (from-to)308-318
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2014



  • closed loop transfer function
  • frequency response
  • induction machine
  • Measurement-based control
  • unknown linear time invariant systems
  • unknown mechanical model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this