On control of planar switched reluctance motor

Jin Ming Yang, Qing Zhong, Chow Norbert Cheung, Shi Wei Zhao

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By using the energy dissipation theory and the property of the switched reluctance motor, this paper presents a nonlinear controller for the planar switched reluctance motors (PSRM). Based on the fact that the electrical time constant is much smaller than the mechanical time constant, the whole PSRM driving system is treated as a two-time-scale system and can be decomposed into two subsystems (electrical and mechanical) that are negative feedback interconnection. The controllers are designed for two subsystems respectively to ensure that they are passive. In view of the fact that the system made of two passive subsystem connected through negative feedback is still passive. Therefore, the stability of PSRM driving system is ensured in large scale. This control strategy possesses a simple structure and can be implemented easily. The experimental results show that the proposed control is effective for the position control of PSRM.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th World Congress, International Federation of Automatic Control, IFAC
Edition1 PART 1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Event17th World Congress, International Federation of Automatic Control, IFAC - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 6 Jul 200811 Jul 2008


Conference17th World Congress, International Federation of Automatic Control, IFAC
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


  • Application of mechatronic principles
  • Mechatronic systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering


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