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Personal Computer Based Controller For Switched Reluctance Motor Drives
Author(s): X. Mang; R. Krishnan; S. Adkar; G. Chandramouli
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Paper Abstract

Th9, switched reluctance motor (SRM) has recently gained considerable attention in the variable speed drive market. Two important factors that have contributed to this are, the simplicity of construction and the possibility of developing low cost con-trollers with minimum number of switching devices in the drive circuits. This is mainly due to the state-of-art of the present digital circuits technology and the low cost of switching devices. The control of this motor drive is under research. Optimized performance of the SRM motor drive is very dependent on the integration of the controller, converter and the motor. This research on system integration involves considerable changes in the control algorithms and their implementation. A Personal computer (PC) based controller is very appropriate for this purpose. Accordingly, the present paper is concerned with the design of a PC based controller for a SRM. The PC allows for real-time microprocessor control with the possibility of on-line system parameter modifications. Software reconfiguration of this controller is easier than a hardware based controller. User friendliness is a natural consequence of such a system. Considering the low cost of PCs, this controller will offer an excellent cost-effective means of studying the control strategies for the SRM drive intop greater detail than in the past.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 1987
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0855, IECON '87: Small Computer Applications--Hardware and Software, (19 October 1987);
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X. Mang, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (United States)
R. Krishnan, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (United States)
S. Adkar, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (United States)
G. Chandramouli, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0855:
IECON '87: Small Computer Applications--Hardware and Software

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