Solar tracking system design based on linear switched reluctance motor

Chow Norbert Cheung, Shi Wei Zhao, Wai Chuen Gan, Zhen Gang Sun, San Chin Kwok

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A novel solar tracking scheme which adopts a linear switched reluctance motor (LSRM) as its servo actuator, is proposed in this paper. Three control schemes are designed for different requirements. The solar tracking system is divided into an electromagnetic subsystem and a mechanical subsystem, which are corresponding to the electromagnetic behaviors and the mechanical movement, respectively. The system controller has a cascaded structure, and two different controllers are designed for the two subsystems. Simulation results demonstrate the effectiveness of the modeling and the control scheme.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316-320
Number of pages5
JournalKongzhi Lilun Yu Yingyong/Control Theory and Applications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2008


  • Linear switched reluctance motor
  • Sensorless control
  • Solar tracking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering


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