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The interest in predictive control approach and multiphase drives has been steadily growing during the last decade. Predictive control techniques have been recently introduced as a viable alternative to conventional PI controllers with carrier-based or space vector PWM techniques in the current regulation of multiphase power converters and drives. The developed schemes have demonstrated a good performance at the expense of a high computational cost, an unknown switching frequency, and the appearance of large undesirable stator current harmonic components. In this paper, an enhanced predictive current control technique with fixed switching frequency is introduced for an asymmetrical dual three-phase ac drive. Fast torque and current responses are achieved while favoring stator current harmonic suppression. The experimental results are provided to verify the benefits of the proposed control method when compared to the other existing predictive control methods.
Date of Publication: Aug. 2011