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Cascade-free predictive speed control for electrical drives

Fuentes, Esteban; Kalise, Dante; Rodriguez, Jose; Kennel, Ralph M.


Esteban Fuentes

Jose Rodriguez

Ralph M. Kennel


This paper presents the design of a predictive speed controller for electrical drives. The control scheme does not have a cascaded structure; instead, it uses a single optimization algorithm to generate the control action to be applied at the next sampling instant. The control is based on the optimization of a cost function, which is designed using the insight given by the solution of the minimum-time control problem for a simplified system, namely, the double integrator, which is a reasonable model of the machine dynamic behavior. The experimental results obtained with a permanent-magnet synchronous motor and an induction machine, fed by a two-level three-phase inverter, confirm that this approach reaches a very good dynamic performance without a high computational effort. © 2013 IEEE.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2014
Journal IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Print ISSN 0278-0046
Electronic ISSN 1557-9948
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 61
Issue 5
Pages 2176-2184
APA6 Citation Fuentes, E., Kalise, D., Rodriguez, J., & Kennel, R. M. (2014). Cascade-free predictive speed control for electrical drives. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 61(5), 2176-2184.