Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2752

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Salient features of vector control in AC motor drives: A review

Sarat Kumar Sahoo
  • Sarat Kumar Sahoo
  • School of Electrical Engineering, VIT University, Vellore-632014, Tamilnadu, India.
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A. Ramulu
  • A. Ramulu
  • Department of Electrical Engineering, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam-530045, Andhra Pradesh, India.
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  •  Accepted: 13 August 2013
  •  Published: 11 September 2013

Abstract

This paper presents a review of vector control methods for AC drives for the last decade. A variety of techniques with different concepts are mentioned for the control of induction motors (IMs), permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSMs), double fed induction generators (DFIGs) and switched reluctance motors (SRMs). Vector control has advanced its concept to AC drives for high performance applications with the help of digital signal processors (DSPs) and field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The development of vector control concept, sensorless vector control for AC drives using artificial intelligence (AI) techniques such as fuzzy logic controller (FLC), artificial neural network (ANN) and neuro-fuzzy controller along with DSPs and FPGAs implementation are stated in this paper.

 

Key words: Vector control, sensorless control, artificial intelligence, induction motors (IMs), permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSMs), double fed induction generators (DFIGs), switched reluctance motors (SRMs), digital signal processors (DSPs), field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).