Back-EMF-based sensorless control system of hybrid SRM for high-speed operation

Ying Tang, Yingjie He, Fengxiang Wang, Dong Hee Lee, Jin Woo Ahn, Ralph Kennel

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Based on the back electromotive force (back-EMF) detection, a novel rotor position estimation strategy with adjustable turn on/off angle is proposed for the high-speed hybrid switched reluctance motor (SRM). The minimum back-EMF position is captured in every electrical cycle for rotor position estimation. The current comparator is employed to send out a turnoff signal for phase winding when the maximum inductance position is detected in the first electrical cycle. By providing sufficient current rise time to the phase winding, the proposed sensorless control system enables the motor to run in high-speed application. Besides the straightforward estimation principle, the proposed strategy has the implemental feasibility by eliminating extensive calculations and complicated look-up tables. The experimental results of a prototype are demonstrated to verify the proposed sensorless control system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)867-873
Number of pages7
JournalIET Electric Power Applications
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2018


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