Current control of saturated synchronous motors

Hafiz Asad Ali Awan, Seppo E. Saarakkala, Marko Hinkkanen

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Synchronous reluctance motors (SyRMs) with or without permanent magnets (PMs) have highly nonlinear saturation characteristics. The effects of the magnetic saturation can be included in the current controller by changing its state variable from the stator current to the stator flux linkage using the known saturation characteristics. If the saturation characteristics are linear, the proposed control structure reduces to the standard current controller in this special case. Experimental results on a 6.7-kW SyRM drive demonstrate that the proposed controller enables a higher closed-loop bandwidth as compared to the standard current controller.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Proceedings of the 10th IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2018
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-7312-5
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition - Portland, United States
Duration: 23 Sep 201827 Sep 2018
Conference number: 10

Publication series

NameIEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition
ISSN (Print)2329-3721
ISSN (Electronic)2329-3748


Conference IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition
Abbreviated titleECCE
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • current control
  • magnetic saturation
  • permanent-magnet synchronous motor
  • synchronous reluctance motor


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