Cedric Caruana

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This paper proposes a new approach to the tracking of the flux position saliency of an induction machine by means of high-frequency signal injection in the synchronous rotating frame. The paper shows that existing synchronous pulsating injection methods perform poorly in the presence of secondary saliencies. A modified scheme is proposed in which a rotating(More)
The paper investigates the use of the small voltage vectors of matrix converters (MC) in order to reduce the inherent torque ripple that appears when direct torque control (DTC) is used to control permanent magnets synchronous motors (PMSM). The new approach will differentiate between small and large torque errors, thus reducing the electromagnetic torque(More)
A number of HF signal injection techniques have been proposed for the sensorless zero-low-frequency control of induction machines (IMs). This paper reviews these methods and experimentally investigates their performance under true sensorless conditions for a standard cage IM with closed rotor slots. Implementation techniques covering hybrid methods,(More)
This paper considers the estimation of both flux and rotor position in delta-connected cage induction machines operating at low and zero frequencies. It is shown that the variation of leakage inductance due to either saturation or rotor slotting can be tracked by measuring the derivative of the zero-sequence current in response to the application of(More)
The inherent back EMF and the saliency of AC machines can be utilized to identify the rotor/flux position. A novel technique, which takes both of these effects into account is proposed in this paper. No additional test signals are injected into the machine and the difficulties in sensing the machine terminal voltage at low speed is eased. Only three(More)
This paper presents the use of the inherent high-frequency pulsewidth modulation (PWM) harmonics for sensorless control of ac machines. The amplitude and position of the PWM voltage harmonics cannot be controlled independently and are determined by the fundamental machine operation. However, they do form a high-frequency excitation and can provide(More)