Sensorless Model Predictive Force Control with a Novel Weight Coefficients for 3-Phase 4-Switch Inverter Fed Linear Induction Motor Drives

Authors

1 Faculty of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Tabriz, Iran

2 Faculty of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Tabriz, Iran

Abstract

The sensorless model predictive force control (SMPFC) is a strong method for controlling the drives of three-phase 4(6)-switch inverter linear induction motors. This kind of inverter can be employed for fault tolerant control in order to solve the problem of open/short circuit in 6-switch inverters (B6). This paper proposed a method for the SMPFC of a linear induction motor (LIM) with a 4-switch inverter fed along with DC-link voltage offset suppression. Numerical simulations have been performed on several different LIMs in MATLAB software for determine the weight coefficients of the stator flux and the reduced of the capacitor voltage offset. Then, a relationship has been extracted for determining the weight coefficients of the stator flux and DC-link voltage in the cost function of the SMPFC. Using weight coefficients in the cost function, the B4 inverter voltage vectors under the DC-link capacitor voltage swing were obtained for the exact prediction. The balance among the currents was improved by determining the appropriate value for the weight coefficient of the reduced of the capacitor voltage offset. Simulation results were provided for the validation of the suggested control method.

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