Title: Modified SVPWM technique for a sensorless controlled induction motor drive using neural network observer and predictive controller

Authors: Shoeb Hussain; Mohammad Abid Bazaz

Addresses: Department of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Technology, University of Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir, 190006, India ' Department of Electrical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, 190006, India

Abstract: The use of multi-level inverter in a sensorless control scheme increases reliability in state parameter estimation. In this paper, sensorless control is presented using a neural network observer that uses the direct and quadrature current and voltage components for speed estimation. Distortion in current and voltage will result in deviations in speed estimation. In order to address the problem, this paper presents a modified space vector modulation scheme for sensorless control of induction motor drive fed by a multi-level inverter. The modulation scheme uses lesser switching states and is employed on a cascaded H-bridge inverter configuration. This results in reliable speed estimation by reducing distortion in current and voltage measurement. Moreover the paper uses predictive controller for speed control. Simulation is carried out in MATLAB and results show improved performance of sensorless operation.

Keywords: induction motor; predictive controller; neural network observer; sensorless vector control; SVPWM.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAIP.2020.107013

International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms, 2020 Vol.16 No.2, pp.172 - 189

Received: 19 Oct 2016
Accepted: 11 Mar 2017

Published online: 01 May 2020 *

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