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[2, 2017] 

Journal of Electrical Engineering, Vol 68, 2 (2017) 99-108 DOI: 10.1515/jee-2017-0014

Analysis of sensorless control of brushless DC motor using unknown input observer with different gains

Mitesh B. Astik – Praghnesh Bhatt – Bhavesh R. Bhalja

   A sensorless control scheme based on an unknown input observer is presented in this paper in which back EMF of the Brushless DC Motor (BLDC) is continuously estimated from available line voltages and currents. During negative rotation of motor, actual and estimated speed fail to track the reference speed and if the corrective action is not taken by the observer, the motor goes into saturation. To overcome this problem, the speed estimation algorithm has been implemented in this paper to control the dynamic behavior of the motor during negative rotation. The Ackermanís method was used to calculate the gains of an unknown input observer which is based on the appropriate choice of the eigenvalues in advance. The criteria to choose eigenvalue is to obtain a balance between faster convergence rate and the least noise level. Simulations have been carried out for different disturbances such as step changes in motor reference speed and load torque. The comparative simulation results clearly depict that the disturbance effects in actual and estimated responses minimizes as observer gain setting increases.

Keywords: back EMF estimation, BLDC motor, observer design, observer gain, sensorless control, speed estimation


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