Field-Oriented Control with Simulink

Learn how field-oriented control provides high-performance torque or speed control for various motor types, including induction motor, permanent magnet synchronous machines (PMSMs), and brushless DC (BLDC) motors.

Learn how to model a typical field-oriented controller architecture in Simulink® and Simscape Electrical™. The video series shows field-oriented control of an induction motor. The videos show how to use Simscape Electrical to build a model that includes a squirrel cage asynchronous machine, a power inverter, voltage source, a power transformer, and a rectifier. The videos explain how you can change parameters of various blocks in the model including motor parameters, switching devices in the inverter, and parameters of the transformer to customize the model for your application.

Once the simulation model is created, learn how to use PID autotuning capabilities in Simulink Control Design™ to automatically tune the gains of two inner-loop PI controllers and outer-loop speed and flux PI controllers.

Part 1: What Is Field-Oriented Control? Learn how field-oriented control provides high performance torque or speed control for various motor types, including induction machines, permanent magnet synchronous machines (PMSMs), and brushless DC (BLDC) motors.

Part 2: Modeling Motor, Inverter, and Field-Oriented Controller Learn how to model a typical field-oriented controller architecture in Simulink and Simscape Electrical. This example shows field-oriented control of an induction motor.

Part 3: Automatic Tuning of Field-Oriented Controllers for an Induction Motor Automatically tune a field-oriented control system for a three-phase induction motor. The control system consists of four PI controllers that are tuned using the Closed-Loop PID Autotuner block in a single simulation.

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