A Novel Sensorless Control for Multiphase Induction Motor Drives Based on Singularly Perturbed Sliding Mode Observer-Experimental Validation

Mahmoud A. Mossa, Hamdi Echeikh, Atif Iqbal, Ton Duc Do, Ameena Saad Al-Sumaiti
2020 Applied Sciences  
This paper aims to develop an innovative sensorless control approach for a five-phase induction motor (IM) drive. The operation principle of the sensorless scheme is based on the sliding mode theory, within which a sliding mode observer (SMO) estimates the speed and rotor resistance simultaneously. The operation methodology of the proposed control technique is formulated using the mathematical model of the machine and the two-time-scale approach. The observation technique offers a simple and
more » ... ust solution of speed and rotor resistance estimation for the sensorless control approach of the multiphase drive. The paper considers the five-phase induction motor (IM) as a case study; however, the proposed control algorithm can be employed by different types of multiphase machines. To test the applicability of the proposed sensorless control approach, the drive performance is firstly validated using MATLAB/Simulink-based simulation. Then, the simulation results are verified using real-time simulation and experimentally using TMS320C32 DSP-based control board. The obtained results confirm and validate the ability of the proposed control procedure in achieving a robust dynamic performance of the drive against the system uncertainties such as parameter variation.
doi:10.3390/app10082776 fatcat:xvajqxjworcy3hfjrlsd52fqam