Improving Control Dynamics of PMSM Drive by Estimating Zero-Delay Current Value

  • Leszek Jarzebowicz Gdansk University of Technology
  • Artur Opalinski Gdansk University of Technology
  • Maciej Cisek Gdansk University of Technology
Keywords: Control performance, permanent magnet motors, variable speed drives, synchronous sampling.


Dynamic performance of current control loop still remains crucial for position-, speed-, and torque-controlled drives. In the study, a current loop solution has been designed for field oriented control of permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSM). It enhances typical PI controller with an estimator of zero-delay current (ZDC) value. The ZDC estimation allows for selecting substantially higher controller gain. It reduces control loop step response rise time to a single control cycle, which is the shortest technically possible value, while avoiding overshoot. The method does not require any hardware changes and it needs only negligible processing overhead. Both simulations made and experimental results obtained in the study have proved the effectiveness of the proposed solution.