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An Active Inline Notch Filter for Reducing Acoustic Noise in Drives

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3 Author(s)
Ferreira, J.A. ; Electr. Power Process. Group, Delft Univ. of Technol. ; Dorland, P. ; de Beer, F.G.

Manufacturers of drives have put in much effort in recent years to reduce the acoustic noise of their systems by improving the motors and by paying attention to the pulsewidth-modulation schemes that are used. In this paper, the acoustic noise is reduced by inserting an active filter between the inverter and the induction machine, and in this way, the acoustic behavior of an existing drive can be improved without needing to replace components or having to modify the drive. An active notch filter is proposed that uses a switched capacitor. Test results on a 3-kW drive show that the active notch filter works well and that it is possible to achieve a reduction of 15 dB in the line current and stator vibrations. This is a significant reduction and could substantially reduce the radiated noise at a troublesome acoustic frequency

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Industry Applications, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:43 ,  Issue: 3 )