A solar tracking system design based on linear switched reluctance motor

Chow Norbert Cheung, S.W. Zhao, W.C. Gan, Z.G. Sun, S.C. Kwok

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A novel solar tracking scheme which adopts a linear switched reluctance motor(LSRM) as its servo actuator,is proposed in this paper.Three control schemes are designed for different requirements.The solar tracking system isdivided into an electromagnetic subsystem and a mechanical subsystem,which are corresponding to the electromagnetic behaviors and the mechanical movement,respectively.The system controller has a cascaded structure,and two different controllers are designed for the two subsystems.Simulation results demonstrate the effectiveness of the modeling and the control scheme.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316-320
Number of pages5
Journal控制理论与应用 (Control theory & applications)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • Linear switched reluctance motor
  • Solar tracking
  • Sensorless control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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