Structured and Unstructured Robust Control for an Induction Motor

Jhoel F. Espinoza-Quispe, Juan C. Cutipa-Luque, German A.Echaiz Espinoza, Andres O. Salazar

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The indirect field-oriented control approaches for induction motors have recently gained more attention due to its use in trend areas, such as electromobility, electric vehicles, electric ships, and unmanned vehicles. This work studies the performance of two advanced control synthesized by the H∞. norm as an alternative to the classical Proportional-Integral and Derivative controller. It will be assessed in terms of the performance against disturbance variations in the reference speed in the nominal conditions. The tuning of the parameters of these controllers must be defined of the stability and performance of the system and to increase their operation range frequency. An algorithm is proposed to reach a better shape of weighting functions. A numerical simulation will be shown where the advances in structured advanced controller synthesis with unstructured H∞ controller is still the good election for the induction motor control. Unstructured controller approach shows still good robustness in performance and stability compared with the structured controller. Constraints imposed in structured controller is the main disadvantage to improve its robustness properties. However, compared with a conventional PID approach, the structured controller has shown quite good performance and can become in one of the most attractive approaches for practitioners.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)783-790
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors thank the Universidad Nacional de San Agustin de Arequipa for supporting this research under incentives for research publication.

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  • H∞. Robust control
  • indirect field oriented control
  • induction motor


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