Speed Tracking of Linear Induction Motor: an Analytical Nonlinear Model Predictive Controller
2010 (English)In: Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Control Applications, 2010, 1939-1944 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Direct Torque Control (DTC) is considered as one of the latest and most efficient techniques that can be used for the speed and/or position tracking control problem of induction motor drives. However, the main drawbacks of classical DTC are the variable switching frequency that could exceed the maximum allowable switching frequency of inverters and also the ripples it has over the current and torque, especially at low speed tracking. It has been shown that applying Model Predictive Control (MPC) to a Linear Induction Motor (LIM) leads to a much better speed tracking performance. MPC provides the optimal 3-phase primary voltages necessary for speed tracking using a Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) inverter. The main inherent drawbacks of the MPC strategy are its high switching frequency and also its heavy computational load which makes it inapplicable in real-time. This paper presents a new analytical approach based on the MPC strategy. The new analytical approach controls directly the inverter switches. Hence the PWM inverter is not needed. It computes the optimal position transitions sequence of the inverter switches to track the speed reference trajectory. The proposed analytical nonlinear MPC controller includes an integral action to reduce the steady state error. The proposed controller admits real-time implementation. Simulation results show that the new analytical approach has good tracking properties at the same time as it reduces the average inverter switching frequency by 93 % as compared to classical DTC.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. 1939-1944 p.
Nonlinear control systems, Position control, Predictive control, Speed tracking
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-63295DOI: 10.1109/CCA.2010.5611317ISBN: 978-1-4244-5362-7ISBN: 978-1-4244-5363-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-63295DiVA: diva2:377907
2010 IEEE International Conference on Control Applications, Yokohama, Japan, 8-10 September, 2010