, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp 114-129,
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Date: 17 Jun 2012

A novel IMC controller based on bacterial foraging optimization algorithm applied to a high speed range PMSM drive


This paper is a proposal of a modified internal model control based on an intelligent technique. The indirect field oriented control strategy (IFOC) is used as a permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) drive platform. Neural network controller and estimator are respectively added to replace the conventional speed regulator and the speed encoder in the global drive scheme. A wide speed working range is considered and high speed mode is incorporated in the study testes. In the IFOC inner control loops, the commonly used synchronous frame conventional proportional plus integral (PI) controllers are replaced by two modified internal model control (IMC) regulators. Therefore, a method based on the bacterial foraging optimization (BFO) algorithm is performed to optimize and adjust the IMC low pass filter parameters. The robustness of the proposed PMSM sensorless drive scheme is confirmed by simulation tests in the MATLAB/SIMULINK. Moreover, a comparative evaluation results are illustrated to prove the effectiveness of the proposed control algorithm according to different controllers combinations.