Masters Theses

Keywords and Phrases

CANOE software


"With the rapid advances in power electronics and motor drive technologies in recent decades, permanent magnet synchronous machines (PMSM) have found extensive applications in a variety of industrial systems due to its many desirable features such as high power density, high efficiency, and high torque to current ratio, low noise, and robustness. In low dynamic applications like pumps, fans and compressors where the motor speed is nearly constant, usage of a simple control algorithm that can be implemented with least number of the costly external hardware can be highly desirable for industry. In recent published works, for low power PMSMs, a new sensorless volts-per-hertz (V/f) controlling method has been proposed which can be used for PMSM drive applications where the motor speed is constant. Moreover, to minimize the cost of motor implementation, the expensive rotor damper winding was eliminated. By removing the damper winding, however, instability problems normally occur inside of the motor which in some cases can be harmful for a PMSM drive. As a result, to address the instability issue, a stabilizing loop was developed and added to the conventional V/f. By further studying the proposed sensorless stabilized V/f, and calculating power loss, it became known that overall motor efficiency still is needed to be improved and optimized. This thesis suggests a new V/f control method for PMSMs, where both efficiency and stability problems are addressed. Also, although in nearly all recent related research, methods have been applied to low power PMSM, for the first time, in this thesis, the suggested method is implemented for a medium power 15 kW PMSM. A C2000 F2833x Digital Signal Processor (DSP) is used as controller part for the student custom built PMSM drive, but instead of programming the DSP in Assembly or C, the main control algorithm was developed in a rapid prototype software environment which here Matlab Simulink embedded code library is used"--Abstract, page iii.


Kimball, Jonathan W.
Corzine, Keith, 1968-

Committee Member(s)

Ferdowsi, Mehdi


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering


United States. Department of Energy


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Fall 2013


xi, 66 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 54-55).


© 2013 Seyed Hesam Jafari, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

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Subject Headings

Permanent magnet motors -- Design -- Mathematical models
Permanent magnet motors -- Design -- Computer simulation
Electric motors, Synchronous

Thesis Number

T 10401

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