Paul Sandulescu

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A general algorithm of a Space Vector approach is implemented on a 6-leg VSI controlling a PM synchronous machine with three independent phases. In this last case, the necessity of controlling the zero-sequence current motivates the choice of a special family of vectors, different of this one used in Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) intersective strategy and in(More)
For Electric Vehicles (EV), the charger is one of the main technical and economical weaknesses. This paper focuses on an original electric drive [1]-[3] dedicated to the vehicle traction and configurable as a battery charger without need of additional components. This cheap solution can outfit either electric or plug-in hybrid automotive vehicles, without(More)
In this paper, a three-phase drive with a six-leg Voltage Source Inverter (VSI) and an open-end winding Interior Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machine (IPMSM) designed for the traction of an electric vehicle is studied in flux-weakening operation. The topology allows the functionality of a high power charger to be obtained, without adding any other(More)
A general method for fault detection and isolation (FDI) is proposed and applied to inverter faults in drives of electric vehicles (EVs). This method is based on a change detection algorithm, which allows multiple fault indices (FIs) to be combined to retrieve the most likely state of the drive. The drive topology under study is a six-leg inverter(More)
Multi-phase machines are known for their faulttolerant capability. However, star-connected machines have no fault tolerance to inverter switch short-circuit fault. This paper investigates the fault-tolerant operation of an open-end fivephase drive, i.e. a multi-phase machine fed with a dual-inverter supply. Open-circuit faults and inverter switch(More)
This paper deals with the control and experimentation of a one-degree-of-freedom haptic stick, actuated by a travelling wave ultrasonic motor. This type of actuator has many interesting properties such as low-speed operation capabilities and a high torque-to-weight ratio, making it appropriate for haptic applications. However, the motor used in this(More)
This paper presents a specific control strategy of double-ended inverter system for wide-speed range of open-end winding five phase PM machines. Different virtual winding configurations (star, pentagon, pentacle and bipolar) can be obtained by choosing the appropriated switching sequences of two inverters. The motor's speed range is thus increased.
Multi-phase synchronous machines are more and more used in specific applications where high power density, low bus voltage, wide speed range and fault-tolerant capabilities are required. Due to the high number of degrees of freedom, multiphase machines are difficult to optimally operate in fluxweakening zones. This paper proposes a technique to numerically(More)
The high cost of Electric Vehicles (EVs), their low driving range and their long charge time limit the automotive market share. In this paper, a new concept of slow/fast low-cost on-board battery charger for EV or plug-in hybrid EV, developed by Valeo, is presented. The major innovation is that a same converter device operates in the charger and traction(More)