Sensorless adaptive control of brushless doubly-fed reluctance generators for wind power applications

M. R. Agha Kashkooli*, Milutin G. Jovanović

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

A novel model reference adaptive system for the rotor position/speed estimation and sensorless operation of a brushless doubly fed reluctance generator with maximum power point tracking is presented. Its main advantage over the existing designs are the inherent robustness and stability afforded by the complete parameter independence of the reference model using only the measured currents of the converter-fed (secondary) winding. In addition, the respective stationary frame current components are estimated by the adaptive model using the voltage and current measurements of the grid-connected (primary) winding at line frequency, offering higher accuracy. The simulation and experimental results have demonstrated the excellent real and reactive power controller performance for typical operating characteristics of wind turbines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)932-941
Number of pages10
JournalRenewable Energy
Volume177
Early online date3 Jun 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2021

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