The advent of superior power semiconductor devices and converter topologies
has renewed interest in ac drive systems. Although considerable research efforts have
gone into improving power electronic converter devices and topologies, very little has
been reported on the overall performance optimization of induction machine drive
systems. The report of the...
An AC/AC converter has been designed and implemented for the purpose of
providing a modular drive system with a Brushless Doubly-Fed Machine (BDFM.) This
converter is to be used in laboratory testing and also as part of a demonstration system in
All hardware needed to start and run...
Brushless Doubly-Fed Machines have potential benefits in variable speed generation and adjustable speed drive applications by combining a robust machine structure with a reduced power converter rating. While recent work has demonstrated feasibility, steady-state performance has not been optimized. The nature of doubly-fed operation causes rotor currents of varying, relatively...
The loads on the electrical systems of automobiles are projected
to increase significantly in the near future. This will result in a
requirement for improved efficiency over the present-day car
alternators. An alternative scheme proposed at Oregon State
University employs a Brushless Doubly-Fed Machine (BDFM) as an
This thesis presents the development of dynamic control strategies for the
brushless doubly-fed machine (BDFM). A simple open-loop scalar controller is first
investigated and its response is found to be oscillatory. Using the speed feedback
signal, an improved closed loop scalar control algorithm is designed. Steady state
performance is controlled...
Brushless Doubly Fed Machines (BDFM) have potential advantages in variable
speed generation and adjustable speed drive applications. The most significant of these
advantages is a reduction in the power electronic converter rating, and therefore a
reduction in overall system cost. Presently, efforts are being directed at optimizing the
The awareness of electric power quality has increased over the past decade as electronic equipment
has become more susceptible to power disturbances. The most disruptive power disturbances are voltage
sags and momentary interruptions and their effect on adjustable speed drives (ASDs) is studied in this
Several solutions have been...