Rotor position alignment of FSTPI based PMSM drive using low frequency signal injection

Öztürk S. B. , Kivanc O. C. , Aksoz A. , Hegazy O.

Applied Sciences (Switzerland), cilt.10, ss.1-13, 2020 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 10 Konu: 21
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3390/app10217397
  • Dergi Adı: Applied Sciences (Switzerland)
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1-13


© 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.A PMSM drive with an incremental encoder or using sensorless control requires alignment to a predetermined rotor position (initial position) or initial rotor position detection at start-up. It is desired to lock the rotor to a known state (usually zero angle) at start-up if the initial rotor position detection is not available or difficult to obtain. In this work, a simple and proper zero angle initial rotor position alignment of four-switch three-phase (FSTP) inverter-based PMSM drive is proposed. Low-frequency voltage signal is applied to the d-axis voltage reference of the open-loop FSTPI based PMSM drive scheme without requiring complex trigonometric calculations, PI current regulators and current sensing. Therefore, fluctuated capacitor voltages at the DC-link are obtained allowing current flown through phase a locking the rotor with zero angle, properly. The proposed method has been implemented using a low-cost FSTP voltage source inverter (VSI) for PMSM drive with a floating-point TMS320F28335 DSP. The effectiveness and the feasibility of the proposed zero angle initial rotor position alignment method for PMSM driven by FSTP inverter have been demonstrated through experimental results.