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This study address a newly designed decoupling system and a backstepping wavelet neural network (WNN) control system for achieving high-precision position-tracking performance of an indirect field-oriented induction motor (IM) drive. First, a decoupling mechanism with an online inverse time-constant estimation algorithm is derived on the basis of model reference adaptive system theory to preserve the decoupling control characteristic of an indirect field-oriented IM drive. Moreover, based on the backstepping design methodology, a desired feedback control law is developed for ensuring the favorable control performance. However, the uncertainties, such as mechanical parameter uncertainty, external load disturbance, unstructured uncertainty due to nonideal field orientation in transient state, and unmodeled dynamics in practical applications, are difficult to know in advance. Thus, the stability of the desired feedback control may be destroyed. Due to the powerful approximation ability of WNN, a backstepping WNN control scheme is designed in this study to control the rotor position of an indirect field-oriented IM drive for periodic motion. This control scheme contains two parts: one is a WNN control that is utilized to mimic the desired feedback control law, and the other is a robust control that is designed to recover the residual part of approximation for ensuring the stable control characteristic. In addition, numerical simulation and experimental results due to periodic commands are provided to verify the effectiveness of the proposed control strategy.
Date of Publication: March 2004