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American Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. 2014, 2(1), 11-16
DOI: 10.12691/ajeee-2-1-3
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Comparison between the Vector Control Based on Anti-saturation Capability with the Sensorless Vector Control in PMSM

Behzad Salmani1, Fariborz Lohrabi Pour2, and Mohammad Bagher Bana Sharifian1

1Electrical and Electronic Department, Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran

2Electrical and Electronic Department, Isfahan University, Isfahan, Iran

Pub. Date: January 05, 2014

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Behzad Salmani, Fariborz Lohrabi Pour and Mohammad Bagher Bana Sharifian. Comparison between the Vector Control Based on Anti-saturation Capability with the Sensorless Vector Control in PMSM. American Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. 2014; 2(1):11-16. doi: 10.12691/ajeee-2-1-3


This paper investigates a comparison between the sensorless vector control method based on MRAS (Model Reference Adaptive System) using SVPWM (Space Vector Modulation) and the control method of the PMSM (Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor) Based on anti-saturation current controller. MRAS algorithm is based on comparison between the estimators. The error between the estimated quantities obtained by the two models is used to evaluate the rotor speed that started in order to create an optimum vector control method. This method is compared with vector control based on anti-saturation current control block. That created in order to reduce the ripple in vector control current. These two control method were simulated in MATLAB and after comparing the current THD(Total Harmonic Distortion) of the two methods, it was observed the vector control based on anti-saturation block with shaft encoder has bigger volume, less current ripple and more cost than sensorless method.

anti-saturation current control Model Reference Adaptive System (MRAS) sensorless vector control vector control

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