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Estimation of field current in vector-controlled synchronous machine variable-speed drives employing brushless asynchronous exciters

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3 Author(s)
Kjær, P.C. ; Vestas Wind Syst. A/S, Hammel, Denmark ; Kjellqvist, T. ; Delaloye, C.

In wound-rotor synchronous machine variable-speed drives, accurate information about the field winding current is paramount to obtain high dynamic and steady-state performance, such as unity power factor. When brushless excitation is employed and no direct measurement of field winding current is available, it must be estimated. This is a topic which has not received much attention in the literature, despite its importance in high-power synchronous motor drives. This paper presents two different methods for field current estimation, applied in a vector-controlled voltage-source converter-fed drive. Experimental results illustrate the steady-state accuracy and dynamic performance.

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Industry Applications, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:41 ,  Issue: 3 )