Evolutionary programming based machine parameters estimation for field-oriented control

Wai Lok Chan, A. T.P. So, L. L. Lai

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It is generally aware that real-time parameter estimation of A.C. induction machine is very important for the efficient operation of vector-controlled drives. However, most existing methods have not taken into account of the four imperfections within the system, i.e. the existence of severe power harmonics due to the PWM inverter drive, the imbalancing of the 3-phase supply from the inverter, the variation of supply frequency under load changing and acceleration/deceleration, and changes in resistance. In this paper, we have developed a new method of parameter estimation based on real time data sampling of voltages and currents, no matter they are sinusoidal or not. Here, the assumption of a synchronous rotating speed of the stator flux is not critical. With the aid of evolutionary programming techniques, the model has been found useful for on-line speed/torque control in most field orientation control schemes as it is much easier to achieve a global minimum during the optimisation process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-240
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Intelligent Systems for Electrical Engineering and Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2002


  • Evolutionary programming
  • Field oriented control
  • Parameter estimation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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