A fuzzy position controller for linear switched reluctance motor

J. F. Pan, Qianlong Li, Li Qiu, Chow Norbert Cheung, Xiaoyu Wu, Bo Zhang

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A fuzzy position controller is employed for the linear switched reluctance motor. Performance comparison between the fuzzy controller and a proportional-differential (PD) controller is carried out. Under the PD controller, the absolute steady-state error is 44.5 ∼ 211.5 μm under normal condition and 1157-1212 μm under sustained time-variant disturbance circumstance, respectively. The absolute steady-state error of 3 μm and 9 μm can be achieved under the fuzzy controller in the normal and sustained disturbed circumstance. Experimental results demonstrate that the position tracking performance from the proposed algorithm is superior to the conventional PD control strategy, both in normal circumstance and disturbance environment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)613-624
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • disturbance
  • fuzzy controller
  • linear switched reluctance motor
  • PD controller
  • Position control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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