This paper proposes the theoretical framework and the consequent application of the input-output Feedback Linearization (FL) control technique to Linear Induction Motors (LIM). LIM, additionally to Rotating Induction Motor (RIM), presents other strong non-linearities caused by the dynamic end effects, leading to a space-vector dynamic model with time-varying inductance and resistance terms and a braking force term. This paper, starting from a recently developed dynamic model of the LIM taking into consideration its end effects, defines a FL technique suited for LIMs, since it inherently considers its dynamic end effects. Additionally, it proposes a technique for the on-line estimation of the inductor resistance, based on Model Reference Adaptive System (MRAS) on-line estimator, exploited for adapting on-line the FL control action versus inductor resistance variations leading to undesirable steady-state tracking errors. The stability of the proposed MRAS on-line estimator has been proven theoretically, adopting the Popov’s criterion for hyperstability. The proposed approach has been validated experimentally on a suitably developed test set-up, under both no load and loaded conditions. It has been compared firstly with the simplest control structure, which is the scalar V/f control, secondly, under the same closed-loop bandwidths of the flux and speed systems, with the industrial standard in terms of high performance control technique: Field Oriented Control (FOC).
|Numero di pagine||13|
|Rivista||IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2016|
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