An advanced low-cost sensorless induction motor drive

Jaroslaw Guziński, Haitham Abu-Rub, Hamid A. Toliyat

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An advanced solution for low-cost implementation of the sensorless vector control of an induction motor is presented in this paper. The proposed system is based on a new set of variables for the induction motor model. The system works using vectors coordinates in a stationary α-β frame of references. A phase-locked loop was used to control the angle between the flux vector and the stator current vector. The induction motor model variables and the rotor velocity are calculated from simple equations based on the steady state relationships for the active and reactive powers. A current controller for the current-regulated pulsewidth-modulation inverter based on the simplified load model is presented. The proposed current controller is based on the back-electromotive-force calculation. The developed sensorless system was investigated both in simulations and experiments. The overall system was implemented using a simple and cheap fixed-point microcontroller.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1757-1764
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2003
Externally publishedYes



  • Current-regulated pulsewidth modulation (PWM)
  • Induction motor
  • Multiscalar control
  • Observer
  • Sensorless

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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