Design, implementation and performance of synchronous current regulators for AC drives

Fernando Briz, Marko Hinkkanen

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Accurate, high bandwidth current control is a requirement for high performance vector controlled AC drives. Synchronous PI current regulators are the preferred solution for this purpose. Design and operation principles of synchronous PI current regulators are well established. However, there are a number of issues that must be considered, especially when the drive must operate at high synchronous frequencies, including regulator design, effects due to discretization and the associated delays, voltage constraints and current sampling issues among other. Inadmissible degradation of the current regulator performance and consequently of the drive can occur otherwise.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-65
Number of pages13
JournalChinese Journal of Electrical Engineering
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 27 Sep 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • regulators
  • voltage control
  • inverters
  • current control
  • electric machines
  • steady-state
  • loa modeling
  • synchronous current regulators
  • AC drives
  • discretization
  • discrete time models
  • statefeedback
  • voltage saturation
  • complex vector models


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