Space vector theory and control of brushless doubly fed reluctance machines

M. G. Jovanović*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The advent of power electronics and cost-effective microprocessors has resulted in the revival of interests in brushless doubly fed or self-cascaded machines (BDFMs) over the last decade. A reluctance version of the BDFM, the brushless doubly fed reluctance machine (BDFRM), appears to be more attractive than its counterpart, the brushless doubly fed induction machine (BDFIM). This article presents the basics of the BDFRM's unusual torque producing mechanism, dynamic modeling aspects, issues related to power flow regulation, optimal control properties and associated performance trade-offs. Several control strategies are highlighted, namely, the maximum torque per inverter ampere and the maximum power factor at the mains side.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Event35th Universities Power Engineering Conference - Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Sept 20008 Sept 2000


Conference35th Universities Power Engineering Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

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