Estimating current derivatives for sensorless motor drive applications

Hind, David Martin, Sumner, M. and Gerada, C. (2015) Estimating current derivatives for sensorless motor drive applications. In: 17th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE'15 ECCE-Europe), 8-10 Sept 2015, Geneva, Switzerland.

Full text not available from this repository.


The PWM current derivative technique for sensorless control of AC machines requires current derivative measurements under certain PWM vectors. This is often not possible under narrow PWM vectors due to high frequency (HF) oscillations which affect the current and current derivative responses. In previous work, researchers extended the time that PWM vectors were applied to the machine for to a threshold known as the minimum pulse width (tmin), in order to allow the HF oscillations to decay and a derivative measurement to be obtained. This resulted in additional distortion to the motor current New experimental results demonstrate that an artificial neural network (ANN) can be used to estimate derivatives using measurements from a standard current sensor before the HF oscillations have fully decayed. This reduces the minimum pulse width required and can significantly reduce the additional current distortion and torque ripple.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: © 2015 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
Keywords: Estimation technique, Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), Neural network, Self-sensing control, Sensorless control
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Burns, Rebecca
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2017 10:37
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 17:17

Actions (Archive Staff Only)

Edit View Edit View