In multiphase machine drives, accuracy of the estimated machine parameters is crucial for effective performance prediction and/or control. While a great amount of work has been done on parameter estimation for three-phase machines, corresponding discussions for six-phase machine remain scarce. It has been proven in the literature that the effect of mutual leakage inductance between different winding layers has a significant impact on the equivalent machine reactance, which challenges the standard separation method of stator and rotor leakage inductances from the measured locked-rotor impedance. In this paper, parameter identification of an asymmetrical six-phase induction machine using six-phase no-load and locked-rotor tests is discussed. A zero-sequence test using an improved equivalent circuit is proposed to improve the accuracy of the estimated parameters. The concept is verified using experimental results obtained from a low-power prototype asymmetrical six-phase machine.
- Induction machines
- parameter estimation
- six-phase machines
- zero-sequence test
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering