Robust control for high performance induction motor drives based on partial state-feedback linearization

Antonino Sferlazza, Filippo D'Ippolito, Francesco Alonge, Angelo Accetta, Marcello Pucci, Maurizio Cirrincione

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This paper deals with a robust input-output feedback linearization control technique for induction motors. Indeed, classic feedback linearization presents two main disadvantages: 1) the accuracy of the dynamic model; and 2) the corresponding correct knowledge of the model parameters. To address this issue, the linear controller has been substituted with a suitably controller designed to be robust to the variations of the main parameters of the induction motor, like stator and rotor resistances, and the three-phase magnetizing inductance. The proposed controller has been tested both in numerical simulation and experimentally on a suitably designed test setup. Moreover, it has been compared with the classical feedback linearization based on linear controllers, highlighting the improvements in terms of dynamic performance, when parameter variations occur. Results confirm a significant increase of the robustness of the controller against parameter variations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)490-503
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
Publication statusPublished - 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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