Andrea Formentini

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This paper presents a new Finite Control Set Model Predictive Control (FCS-MPC) algorithm with sensorless mains voltage detection, which has been applied to a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) driven by a Matrix Converter (MC). Unlike classical MC modulation methods, FCS-MPC allows direct control of the MC input currents. The mains voltage sensors(More)
This paper presents a modification to the classical Model Predictive Control (MPC) algorithm and its application to active power filters. The proposed control is able to retain all the advantages of a finite control set MPC while improving the generated waveforms harmonic spectrum. In fact, a modulation algorithm, based on the cost function ratio for(More)
In this paper a self-commissioning procedure for direct-drive with elastic coupling based on Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) and PI controller is presented. The solution is oriented to industrial plants which are usually based on DSP with low computational ability. Initially a model-based identification procedure is carried out to find the system(More)
A new algorithm for position and speed estimation in permanent magnet synchronous motors is presented, which is based on the high frequency signal injection and uses an algebraic approach. Motor inductances are estimated by simple mathematical relationships and motor position and speed are tracked using a phase locked loop technique. The estimated machine(More)
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