A Novel Approach of High Dynamic Current Control of Interior Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machines

  • Author:

    Philipp Degel

    Christian Klöffer

    Martin Doppelbauer

  • Source:

    2019 21st European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE '19 ECCE Europe)

  • Date: 28 November 2019
  • Harmonic-afflicted effects of permanent magnet synchronous machines with high power density are hardly faced by traditional current PI controllers, due to limited controller bandwidth. As a consequence, currents and lastly torque ripples appear. In this paper, a new deadbeat current controller architecture has been presented, which is capable to encounter the effects of these harmonics. This new control algorithm, here named “Hybrid-Deadbeat-Controller”, combines the stability and the low steady-state errors offered by common PI regulators with the high dynamic offered by the deadbeat control. Therefore, a novel control algorithm is proposed, capable of either compensating the current harmonics in order to get smoother currents or to control a varying reference value to achieve a smoother torque. The information needed to calculate the optimal reference currents is based on an online parameter estimation feeding an optimization algorithm to achieve an optimal torque output and will be investigated in future research. In order to ensure the stability of the controller over the whole area of operation even under the influence of effects changing the system's parameter, this work as well focusses on the robustness of the “hybrid” dead beat controller.