High performance four-quadrant switched reluctance traction drive based on DITC


This work presents the development of a four-quadrant switched reluctance drive for traction applications, in which high performance over a wide operation range in all quadrants is required. Comprehensive fundamentals and analysis for operating switched reluctance machines in four quadrants are presented. The drive is designed based on a high dynamic control strategy called direct instantaneous torque control (DITC). The functionality of DITC will be discussed in detail for both motoring and generating operation. A methodology to design switching pattern for the hysteresis torque controllers for switched reluctance machines is proposed. A controller was prototyped and tested on a DSP/FPGA development platform. A high performance operation in both motoring and generating mode is validated by experimental results presented at the end of this paper.

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@article{Fuengwarodsakul2004HighPF, title={High performance four-quadrant switched reluctance traction drive based on DITC}, author={N. H. Fuengwarodsakul and Matt Menne and R. B. Inderka and R. W. De Doncker}, journal={Conference Record of the 2004 IEEE Industry Applications Conference, 2004. 39th IAS Annual Meeting.}, year={2004}, volume={3}, pages={1602-1609 vol.3} }