Cascaded predictive speed control

Cristian Garcia, Jose Rodriguez, Cesar Silva, Christian Rojas, Pericle Zanchetta, Haitham Abu-Rub

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This work proposes a new control scheme for electrical drives system, named cascaded predictive speed control (PSC). The strategy seeks to maintain the simplicity of the classic predictive control while excluding linear or other controllers. The control strategy has a cascade architecture, similar to the techniques of classical control (FOC or DTC). The outer loop controls the speed of the machine, determining a reference torque through a mechanical dynamic model, which allows tracking the speed reference. The inner loop controls the stator current with a cost function that selects the state of the converter which generates the best tracking references for the stator current synchronous components. Preliminary simulation results confirm the effectiveness of this approach, which produces produces a high quality drive control.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781479940325
Publication statusPublished - 24 Feb 2014



  • kalman filter
  • Predictive control
  • predictive speed control
  • variable speed drives

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Garcia, C., Rodriguez, J., Silva, C., Rojas, C., Zanchetta, P., & Abu-Rub, H. (2014). Cascaded predictive speed control. In IECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference) (pp. 3824-3830). [7049070] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..