Sensorless Variable Speed Operation of Doubly-Fed Reluctance Wind Generators

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Abstract

A flux vector orientated control scheme for gridconnected applications of an emerging doubly-fed reluctance generator without a shaft angular position or velocity sensor has been proposed and experimentally verified. This brushless machine technology is inherently medium-speed and as such is an attractive solution for the compromised reliability and high maintenance costs associated with the presence of brushes and the failures prone 3-stage gearbox of conventional slip ring doublyfed induction generators, traditionally used in wind energy conversion systems. The test results produced have undoubtedly shown the sensorless controller effectiveness both in terms of speed and reactive power response for typical variable loading profiles and speed ranges of geared wind turbines.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCEP 2019 - 7th International Conference on Clean Electrical Power
Subtitle of host publicationRenewable Energy Resources Impact
Editors IEEE
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages8-14
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781728113562
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019
Event7th International Conference on Clean Electrical Power, ICCEP 2019 - Otranto, Italy
Duration: 2 Jul 20194 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameICCEP 2019 - 7th International Conference on Clean Electrical Power: Renewable Energy Resources Impact

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Clean Electrical Power, ICCEP 2019
CountryItaly
CityOtranto
Period2/07/194/07/19

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