Sensorless control of switched reluctance motor based on a simple flux linkage model




analytical model, switched reluctance motor, sensorless control


Introduction. The operation of switched reluctance motor requires prior knowledge of the rotor position, obtaining from either low resolution photocoupler based position sensor or high resolution shaft encoder, to control the on/off states of the power switches. Problem. However, using physical position sensor in harsh environment will inevitably reduce the reliability of the motor drive, in which sensorless control comes into play. Novelty. In this paper, a sensorless control scheme of switched reluctance motor is proposed. Methodology. The method is based on a simple analytical model of the flux-linkage curves rather than the conventional approach that normally uses a look-up table to store all the data points of the flux-linkage curves. By measuring the phase current, rotor position can be deduced from the analytical model. Practical value. Simulation results are given and the proposed sensorless scheme is verified to provide a moderate position estimation accuracy in a wide speed range in both unsaturated and saturated conditions.

Author Biographies

J. Fan, Seoul National University of Science and Technology

Master’s Degree

Y. Lee, Seoul National University of Science and Technology

PhD, Professor


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How to Cite

Fan, J., & Lee, Y. (2023). Sensorless control of switched reluctance motor based on a simple flux linkage model. Electrical Engineering & Electromechanics, (3), 36–39.



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