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Sensorless finite-control set model predictive control for IPMSM drives

Rovere, Luca; Formentini, Andrea; Gaeta, Alberto; Zanchetta, Pericle; Marchesoni, Mario


Luca Rovere

Andrea Formentini

Alberto Gaeta

Mario Marchesoni


This paper investigates the feasibility of a sensorless field oriented control (FOC) combined with a finite control set model predictive current control (FCS-MPC) for an interior permanent magnet synchronous motor (IPMSM). The use of a FCS-MPC makes the implementation of most of the existing sensorless techniques difficult due to the lack of a modulator. The proposed sensorless algorithm exploits the saliency of the motor and the intrinsic higher current ripple of the FCS-MPC to extract position and speed information using a model-based approach. This method does not require the injection of additional voltage vectors or the periodic interruption of the control algorithm and consequently it has no impact on the performance of the current control. The proposed algorithm has been tested in simulation and validated on an experimental set-up, showing promising results.


Rovere, L., Formentini, A., Gaeta, A., Zanchetta, P., & Marchesoni, M. (2016). Sensorless finite-control set model predictive control for IPMSM drives. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 63(9),

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 22, 2016
Online Publication Date Jun 8, 2016
Publication Date Sep 1, 2016
Deposit Date Sep 6, 2016
Publicly Available Date Sep 6, 2016
Journal IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Print ISSN 0278-0046
Electronic ISSN 0278-0046
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 63
Issue 9
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