Title: A pancake-resolver model for sensor manufacturers

Authors: João Manuel Gouveia Figueiredo

Addresses: CEM – Mechatronics Engineering Centre/IDMEC, Universidade de Évora, R. Romão Ramalho, 57, 7000-757 Évora, Portugal

Abstract: A sensor’s model for resolver manufacturers is developed. This model compensates deviations in product characteristics due to the variability of the assembly process, through computed corrections on the production’s controllable variables – ewinding parameters. The model follows a two-step strategy. On the first step a traditional transformer’s model computes the resolver’s nominal physical parameters: electric and magnetic resistances and leakage impedances of primary and secondary windings. On the second step a linear model computes the increments on the controllable variables to compensate small deviations in design assumptions, due to the variability of the manufacturing processes. In this model the in-plant controllable variables are adjusted (number of windings and wire diameters). The incremental model develops a set of correction tools that allows the resolver manufacturer to change some controllable variables in order to correct assembled resolvers that without any action would be scrap to the production line.

Keywords: magnetic sensors; angular sensors; pancake resolver; technological applications; sensor manufacturing; modelling; winding parameters; electric resistance; magnetic resistance; leakage impedance; assembly variability; controllable variables.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2011.043883

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2011 Vol.42 No.1, pp.23 - 31

Published online: 27 Nov 2011 *

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