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Vector control of an open-ended winding induction machine based on a two-output indirect matrix converter

Riedemann, Javier; Clare, Jon C.; Wheeler, Patrick; Blasco Giménez, Ramón; Cardenas, Roberto; Pena, Ruben


Javier Riedemann

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Professor of Power Electronics

Ramón Blasco Giménez

Roberto Cardenas

Ruben Pena


The open-ended winding induction machine fed from a standard two-level Voltage Source Inverter (VSI) arrangement is an attractive solution for AC drives. An alternative power converter approach is to use an Indirect Matrix Converter (IMC) consisting of a matrix converter AC-DC input stage and two VSI output stages. This latter topology provides fully bidirectional power flow operation and requires only a small input filter. In this paper, a vector control strategy for an open-ended winding cage induction machine fed by a two-output IMC is presented. The modulation scheme for the input power converter stage aims to modify the virtual DC link voltage depending on the load voltage requirement. Additionally, the modulation strategy for the dual-inverter output aims to eliminate the zero sequence voltage applied to the load. A vector control scheme is used and the full system is modelled using a PSIM and MATLAB/Simulink platform. Experimental results from a 7.5 kW prototype are presented, demonstrating the feasibility of the topology and control strategy.


Riedemann, J., Clare, J. C., Wheeler, P., Blasco Giménez, R., Cardenas, R., & Pena, R. (in press). Vector control of an open-ended winding induction machine based on a two-output indirect matrix converter. Epe Journal, doi:10.1080/09398368.2016.1261457

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 19, 2016
Online Publication Date Jan 4, 2017
Deposit Date Sep 6, 2016
Journal EPE Journal
Electronic ISSN 0939-8368
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords Matrix converter, Electrical drive, Pulse Width Modulation (PWM)
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