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A novel sensorless scheme for direct torque and frequency control of a double-inverter-fed slip-ring induction motor is presented. The analysis of a double-inverter-fed induction motor is given to derive the proposed controller. Various frequency profiles are analyzed for a direct frequency controller. A novel frequency profile is suggested to make the sensorless drive operation reliable and machine parameter independent at any rotor speed. Simulation and experimental results are presented from a 50-hp drive, demonstrating that the drive can deliver full torque from 0 to 2-p.u. speed in either direction. Thus, double the rated power can be extracted from the motor without overloading it.