Armando Bellini

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An ac/dc power conversion system suitable for traction drives supplied by an ac feeder line is considered. In order to work out a simple procedure for the preliminary design of the conversion system, some simplifying hypotheses are made. These hypotheses allow a simple analysis of the overall steady-state behavior of the power conversion system. In this way(More)
Several techniques were presented in the literature in order to perform accurate tracking of frequencies for different purposes. Most of them are modified versions of the traditional discrete Fourier transform (DFT) or other spectrum-estimation techniques. This paper presents a procedure based on the statistical analysis of the current signal in the time(More)
Nowadays speed-sensorless electromechanical drives are feasible for many applications. The elimination of the mechanical transducer increases reliability, reducing costs. As far as synchronous machine drives are concerned, this issue is critical since the rotor position is fundamental to derive the proper switching sequence. If an SRM is used as an actuator(More)
Motor current signature analysis is the reference method for the diagnosis of induction machines. However, it features some drawbacks, as it is bound to steady-state conditions, and fault signatures may be created by different overlapping phenomena. This paper presents a full-time domain-based method for the quantitative evaluation of electrical faults in(More)
Renewable energy generation systems, based on photovoltaic sources, currently represent the most suitable solution, for low power levels, to reduce the energy consumption produced by oil and gas. Moreover, they are becoming more and more attractive as the price per watt of the photovoltaic modules is decreasing. However, the conversion efficiency of(More)
The paper takes into consideration three-phase four-leg inverters used to supply unbalanced loads without using a transformer. In literature different three-dimensional modulation techniques, requiring complex mathematical algorithms are proposed for this kind of inverter. The paper suggests a different approach, based on the separation of the control of(More)
Motor rotation speed is often measured in industrial drives employing an electromagnetic resolver. The sine and cosine signals provided by resolver are, subsequently, processed either by an appropriate circuit (resolver to digital converter) or by the microprocessor-based board controlling the drive. However, the obtained speed signal is rather noisy and a(More)
An approach is presented which simplifies the problem of applying optimal control techniques to frequency controlled induction motor drives. This approach consists of subdividing the optimization problem in two subproblems, the solution of which is less difficult than that of the global problem. The controller is obtained by using a discrete-time model for(More)
Early diagnosis of faults in induction machines is an extensively investigated field, for cost and maintenance savings. Mechanical imbalances and bearing faults account for a large majority of faults in a machine, especially for small-medium size machines. Therefore their diagnosis is an intensively investigated field or research. Recently many research(More)