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This paper shows how to integrate fault compensation strategies into two different types of configurations of induction motor drive systems. The proposed strategies provide compensation for open-circuit and short-circuit failures occurring in the converter power devices. The fault compensation is achieved by reconfiguring the power converter topology with the help of isolating and connecting devices. These devices are used to redefine the post-fault converter topology. This allows for continuous free operation of the drive after isolation of the faulty power switches in the converter. Experimental results demonstrate the validity of the proposed systems.
Date of Publication: April 2004