Speed sensorless induction motor drive with motor choke and predictive control

Jaroslaw Guzinski, Haitham Abu-Rub

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Purpose-The purpose of this paper is to present a complete solution for speed sensorless AC drive with voltage source inverter, induction machine, and motor choke. Major problems with adjustable speed drives are underlined and the use of motor choke is justified. An AC drive with motor choke can work only if specific modifications in the control algorithms are done. Design/methodology/ approach-The goal of the paper is to present new nonlinear vector control method for induction motor drive. In the control system, the presence of motor choke is taken into account. The choke changes the structure of the predictive controller and state observer. The new concept of integrating the predictive controller with electromagnetic forces observer is presented. The paper presents theoretical description of the system as well the simulation and experimental verification. Findings-The paper shows that the suggested decoupled AC drive control system is operating better than a system without decoupling. The system with motor choke requires modifications in the current controller and observer system. With omitting the motor choke a speed sensorless drive cannot work properly. Practical implications-The solution is oriented for industrial applications because in numerous industrial dives the motor choke is utilized. However, with motor choke many sophisticated control algorithms cannot work properly. The concept presented in the paper solves such practical problems. Originality/value-The paper presents a completely new decoupled field-oriented control system with load angle controller, predictive current controller and state observer for AC drive with motor choke.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)686-705
Number of pages20
JournalCOMPEL - The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011



  • Control systems
  • Electric converters
  • Electric filters
  • Electric motors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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