Improvements in the motion accuracy of linear switched reluctance motors

Antares San Chin Kwok, Wai Chuen Gan, Chow Norbert Cheung

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During the last decade, the Linear Switched Reluctance Motor (LSRM) has become popular due to its structural simplicity, robustness and high power density. However, its significant torque ripple creates difficulty on precision motion control. This paper aims to develop a robust control system to improve the motion accuracy of LSRMs. The LSRM prototype is firstly investigated to study its force and current relationship. With the help of software, LSRM motion tests are simulated before real experiment. The significant improvement on position control strongly proves the success of the proposal. After that, the experimental result applying on the real prototype closely matches the simulation result In order to enhance the LSRM robustness and the position tracking responses, another fuzzy logic controller is newly designed and implemented to supervise the traditional Proportional-Differential (PD) control parameters. Combining the inner control loop on current force relationship and the outer control loop on PD parameter supervision, the LSRM system in this project is very robust and capable to provide a high precision motion performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, FUZZ 2008
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 2008
Event2008 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, FUZZ 2008 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 1 Jun 20086 Jun 2008


Conference2008 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, FUZZ 2008
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Applied Mathematics

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