Position sensor elimination technique for the switched reluctance motor drive
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Rotor position information for a switched reluctance (SR) motor drive is obtained indirectly in response to the motor phase inductance. An oscillator generates a signal having a time period that is a function of the inductance. The signal is processed by other circuits to obtain proper instants of commutation. In the preferred motor drive, the energized phase windings are isolated from the oscillator, and periodic signals are obtained which have periods indicating the phase inductances of the unenergized phase windings. The periods are compared to threshold values to obtain position indicating signals, and commutating signals are derived from the position indicating signals.
Ehsani, Mehrdad (1991). Position sensor elimination technique for the switched reluctance motor drive. United States. Patent and Trademark Office; Texas A&M University. Libraries. Available electronically from