Publication Date

1998

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Woo, Peng-Yung

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Electrical Engineering

LCSH

Electric current regulators||Electric controllers||Electric motors, Induction

Abstract

The development and analysis of an asynchronous current regulator for a variable-speed induction motor controller is presented in this thesis. An asynchronous current regulator has a sampling time which is not fixed to the PWM waveform of the motor controller. This asynchronous aspect would offer an operator the ability to change the PWM frequency of the motor controller to almost any desired frequency. Typical mid- to high-performance currentregulated motor controllers operate with a synchronous current regulator which allows only a few fixed PWM frequencies for a given sampling time. A synchronous current regulator was first analyzed and simulated to provide a properly tuned system which would make a good baseline regulator. This synchronous system was modified to operate with the sampling time no longer fixed with the PWM waveform. The effects of this mode of operation were oscillations in both the torque and flux currents as well as a slight increase in overshoot in the step response. An asynchronous current regulator was then developed and simulated allowing the selection of any PWM frequency for a given sampling time. At the heart of this new regulator is a PWM phase-angle compensation algorithm which was developed to minimize the oscillations caused by asynchronous operation. Simulations of this asynchronous implementation show that any choice of PWM frequency can be selected with negligible loss in response and significantly less ripple as opposed to the response of a typical synchronous current regulator.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (leaf [72])

Extent

ix, 100 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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