Publisher : The Korean Institute of Power Electronics
DOI : 10.6113/JPE.2015.15.5.1264
Title & Authors
Compensation of Periodic Magnetic Saturation Effects for the High-Speed Sensorless Control of PMSM Driven by Inverter Output Power Control-based PFC Strategy Lee, Kwang-Woon;
An inverter output power control based power factor correction (PFC) strategy is being extensively used for permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) drives in appliances because such a strategy can considerably reduce the cost and size of the inverter. In this strategy, PFC circuits are removed and large electrolytic DC-link capacitors are replaced with small film capacitors. In this application, the PMSM d-q axes currents are controlled to produce ripples, the frequency of which is twice that of the AC main voltage, to obtain a high power factor at the AC mains. This process indicates that the PMSM operates under periodic magnetic saturation conditions. This paper proposes a back electromotive-force (back-EMF) estimator for the high-speed sensorless control of PMSM operating under periodic magnetic saturation conditions. The transfer function of the back-EMF estimator is analyzed to examine the effect of the periodic magnetic saturation on the accuracy of the estimated rotor position. A simple compensation method for the estimated position errors caused by the periodic magnetic saturation is also proposed in this paper. The effectiveness of the proposed method is experimentally verified with the use of a PMSM drive for a vacuum cleaner centrifugal fan, wherein the maximum operating speed reaches 30,000 rpm.
Back-EMF estimator;Inductance variation;Periodic magnetic saturation;Permanent-magnet synchronous motors (PMSMs);Sensorless control;
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