Design of a Closed-loop Controller for Mitigation of Torque Ripple in a Brushless DC Machine
Brushless DC machines with non-sinusoidal back-emf are often characterized by significant torque ripple that occurs as a result of the interaction of back-emf and stator current harmonics, as well as cogging torque. In this paper, a method of mitigating the torque ripple is described that utilizes closed-loop feedback control. Specifically, the torque ripple produced by a machine is measured using a piezoelectric sensor. The sensor is constructed from polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) film, which produces a voltage in response to subtle strains in the motor housing. The sensed torque ripple provides a feedback that is used to determine stator current harmonics utilizing a controller that is based upon cost function minimization. Simulation and experimental results are used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the control technique.
N. Navapan-Traiphol et al., "Design of a Closed-loop Controller for Mitigation of Torque Ripple in a Brushless DC Machine," PESC Record - IEEE Annual Power Electronics Specialists Conference, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jan 2003.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PESC.2003.1217707
2003 IEEE 34th Annual Power Electronics Specialists Conference
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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