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This paper proposes a new sensorless vector control method for a salient-pole permanent-magnet synchronous motor (SP-PMSM). The proposed method is directly based on a new principle called "mirror-phase characteristics" and has the following high-performance and attractive features: 1) it can allow 250% rated torque at standstill, under which strong flux saturation usually occurs; 2) it can allow ultralow-speed control (the observed minimum speed ratio to the rated speed under the rated motoring or regenerating load is 1/1800); 3) in spite of the ultralow-speed performance, it can operate up to the rated speed; 4) it accepts instant injection of the rated load even for zero-speed control; 5) it accommodates a load with huge moment of inertia.; 6) it is insensitive to all motor parameters; 7) it is also insensitive to saturation phenomena of stator flux; and 8) it is so simple that it can be implemented with no additional hardware. The high performance and usefulness of the new "mirror-phase vector control" method are verified through experiments.