Multiphase induction machine is normally controlled using rotor field oriented vector control. Under phase(s) loss, the machine currents can be optimally controlled to satisfy certain optimization criteria. In this paper, a vector control scheme to a five-phase induction machine is introduced to ensure equal phase currents and minimum torque ripples under a phase open circuit. The controller idea can be extended to any number of phases with any number of open phases. The fundamental dq components of the stator voltage are obtained using only two PI controllers for the fundamental sequence plane, as in conventional vector control of three-phase machines. Based on steady state model, a simple expression is derived to estimate the required dq voltage components of other sequence planes to ensure equal stator phase currents and minimum torque ripple. A five-phase machine is simulated using Matlab/Simulink to ensure controller validity. © 2013 IEEE.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||International Conference on Power Engineering, Energy and Electrical Drives|
|Publisher||IEEE Computer Societyhelp@computer.org|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2013|