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A simple disturbance observer for stator flux linkage estimation of nonlinear synchronous machines

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posted on 2023-02-15, 16:18 authored by Niklas MonzenNiklas Monzen, Bernd Pfeifer, Christoph HacklChristoph Hackl

Synchronous machines (SMs) like reluctance synchronous machines (RSMs) or interior permanent magnet synchronous machines (IPMSMs) are characterized by nonlinear stator flux linkages which are crucial for optimal control and operation management. This paper presents a novel disturbance observer that allows to estimate the nonlinear flux linkages online for any SM (with constant or no excitation). Moreover, a simple identification sequence with ramp-like voltage signals is proposed to extract key information of the nonlinear stator flux linkage maps within a short period of time and without the need of any controller, torque sensor or prime mover. Finally, the proposed observer with identification sequence is implemented and validated for a real and highly nonlinear IPMSM by realistic and detailed simulation results. 


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HM Munich University of Applied Sciences

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  • Germany