Deadbeat predictive current control for series-winding pmsm drive with half-bridge power module-based inverter

Zhiping Dong, Chunhua Liu, Senyi Liu, Zaixin Song

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Series-winding topology (SWT) could improve the DC-link voltage utilization, as open-winding topology does. Meanwhile, it can greatly reduce the number of power devices. Firstly, for the half-bridge power modules (HBPMs)-based inverter, an N-phase series-winding motor only re-quires N+1 HBPMs for driving. On the other hand, such SWT also brings new challenges to the drive system. A zero-sequence loop is introduced into the motor windings due to SWT. The generated zero-sequence current would degrade the total harmonic distortion of the phase currents and pro-duce the additional torque ripple. Moreover, current sensors are typically integrated with the HBPMs. However, in SWT, their measured results are the leg currents of the inverter, not the phase currents of the motor, which is crucial to the motor control. Thus, this paper mainly focuses on the aforementioned problems in a three-phase series-winding permanent-magnet synchronous motor (TPSW-PMSM) drive with HBPM-based inverter. Firstly, to control the zero-sequence subspace, the voltage vector distribution of TPSW-PMSM is analyzed. In addition, two voltage vectors with zero-sequence components are selected to generate the zero-sequence voltage. Then, the phase currents are reconstructed according to the leg currents from the current sensors on HBPMs. Based on the above, the deadbeat predictive current control (DBPCC) scheme is proposed for a TPSW-PMSM drive with HBPM-based inverter. It provides the TPSW-PMSM drive with fast dynamic response and effective zero-sequence current suppression. Finally, both simulation and experimental results verify the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed DBPCC scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4620
Number of pages16
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Deadbeat control
  • Half-bridge power module
  • Phase current
  • PMSM
  • Series-winding topology
  • Voltage vector
  • Zero-sequence current

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Control and Optimization
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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