2018 Volume 7 Issue 1 Pages 73-79
A sensorless control based on a pattern matching method is proposed for interior permanent magnet synchronous motors which have non-sinusoidal inductance spatial distribution, at a standstill and in very-low-speed regions. A previous study indicated that closed-loop-position sensorless control can be achieved under heavy load conditions. However, position control errors are generated at atypical rotor positions, and the reason for this has not been clarified. Moreover, there remains an issue in which this position error cannot be perceived before position sensorless control is carried out.
This study examines why position control errors are generated in the pattern matching method. Furthermore, an evaluation method that estimates position control error in advance is proposed using the clarified mechanism of position error generation. The effectiveness of the proposed method is demonstrated by comparing experimental and evaluation results.