Improved Multi-Stage Decoupling Space Vector Modulation for Asymmetrical Multi-Phase PMSM With Series Winding Connection

Zaixin Song, Chunhua Liu, Zhiping Dong, Rundong Huang

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This article is devoted to developing a unique series-winding drive (SWD) topology, analyzing and implementing its control schemes for asymmetrical multiphase permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM). Proposed SWDs have higher voltage utilization than ordinary wye or delta connection, but vary with the number of inverter legs and connection sequence. Also, they have a simpler topology, fewer inverter legs, and power modules than the open-end winding drives. The article selects the typical asymmetrical six-phase (ASP) PMSM as the target. The complex space vector mapping is screened and simplified by unified hexadecimal coding for both eight-leg and seven-leg drives. Given the multiple suspaces in ASP-PMSM, a multistage decoupling space vector modulation scheme is proposed and improved for SWDs. It incorporates the processes of vector synthetization, cost function minimization, and zero-sequence compensation. Prototype fabrication and control experiments are carried out. Results show that the proposed MSD SVM is applicable to all connection sequences. It can suppress the harmonic current to a quite low level, in both steady-state and dynamic states. Also, this article discusses the current burden of the inverter and provides suggestions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10951-10966
Number of pages16
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Multiphase
  • permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM)
  • space vector modulation (SVM)
  • vector control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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