Control and integrated half bridge to winding circuit development for switched reluctance motors

X. D. Xue, Ka Wai Eric Cheng, Y. J. Bao

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In this paper, a novel and low-cost converter circuit for switched reluctance motors (SRMs) is developed. The proposed converter circuit is based on two-pack switch modules and bifilar windings in switched reluctance generators. The number of two-pack switch modules used in the developed converter is only 50% of the number of ones used in conventional asymmetrical bridge converter. Furthermore, the developed converter can fulfill the operation modes of charging, freewheeling, and discharging. In addition, the hysteresis current control, single-pulse voltage control, and PWM voltage control are effective in this converter. The theoretical analysis, the simulated results, and the experimental results demonstrate the proposed converter circuit. Its main advantages are simple topology configuration, reduced number of two-pack switch modules, small size, low weight, and low cost.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6476684
Pages (from-to)109-116
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2014


  • Converter circuits
  • switch modules
  • switched reluctance generators
  • switched reluctance motors (SRMs)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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