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In this paper, an indirect field-oriented induction motor drive with a sliding-mode controller is presented. The proposed sliding-mode control law incorporates an adaptive switching gain that avoid calculating an upper limit of the system uncertainties. The design also includes rotor speed computation from measured stator terminal voltages and currents. The(More)
The control of plasma in nuclear fusion has been revealed as a promising application of Control Engineering, with increasing interest in the control community during last years. In this paper it is outlined a control-oriented linear model for the control of plasma current. For this purpose, it is firstly provided a summary of the background necessary to(More)
—This paper presents the design and the experimental validation of a new linear multivariable generalized predictive control for speed and rotor flux of induction motor. This control approach has been designed in the d–q rotating reference frame, and the indirect vector control has been employed. Load and flux observers, as well as the possibility of(More)
An adaptive sliding-mode control system, which is insensitive to uncertainties, is proposed to control the position of an induction motor drive. The designed sliding mode control presents an adaptive switching gain to relax the requirement for the bound of uncertainties. The switching gain is adapted using a simple algorithm which do not implies a high(More)
Nuclear fusion is nowadays one of the newest and most promising clean energies, composing a new application area of Control Engineering, with new and interesting challenges for the control community. In this sense, this paper deals with the modeling of tokamak nuclear fusion reactors. In order to control the creation of unstable modes in fusion processes,(More)
In this paper, a real time sliding mode control scheme for a variable speed wind turbine that incorporates a doubly feed induction generator is described. In this design, the so-called vector control theory is applied, in order to simplify the system electrical equations. The proposed control scheme involves a low computational cost and therefore can be(More)
A novel sensorless adaptive robust control law is proposed to improve the trajectory tracking performance of induction motors. The proposed design employs the so called vector (or field oriented) control theory for the induction motor drives and the designed control law is based on an integral sliding-mode algorithm that overcomes the system uncertainties.(More)
An adaptive sliding mode position control for induction motors using field oriented control theory is presented. The proposed controller provides global asymptotic position tracking in the presence of unknown parameters and load torque variations. The proposed design incorporates an improved method of flux estimation that operates on the principle of flux(More)
Modern wind turbines are designed in order to work in variable speed operations. To perform this task, wind turbines are provided with adjustable speed generators, like the double feed induction generator. One of the main advantage of adjustable speed generators is improving the system efficiency compared to fixed speed generators, because turbine speed can(More)