Sensorless Control of Permanent Magnet Machine for NASA Flywheel Technology Development

@inproceedings{KearnySensorlessCO,
  title={Sensorless Control of Permanent Magnet Machine for NASA Flywheel Technology Development},
  author={Barbara H. Kearny}
}
  • Barbara H. Kearny
This paper describes the position sensorless algorithms presently used in the motor control for the NASA "in-house" development work of the flywheel energy storage system. At zero and low speeds a signal injection technique, the self-sensing method, is used to determine rotor position. At higher speeds, an open loop estimate of the back EMF of the machine is made to determine the rotor position. At start up, the rotor is set to a known position by commanding dc into one of the phase windings… CONTINUE READING