2-DOF decoupled discrete current control for AC drives at low sampling-to-fundamental frequency ratios

Meiqi Wang, Giampaolo Buticchi, Jing Li, Chunyang Gu, David Gerada, Michele Degano, Lie Xu, Yongdong Li, He Zhang, Chris Gerada

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    In high performance drive systems, wide bandwidth and reference tracking accuracy of current control loop are fundamental requirements. The conventional PI controller provides robustness against the machine parameter mismatching and zero steady-state error, but its dynamic performance degrades at high-speed due to the bandwidth limitation. In this paper, a new control structure of discrete PI controller with a deadbeat response is proposed, which combines the advantage of conventional PI controller with deadbeat characteristic. The proposed controller shows a decoupled tracking performance of up to 15% of the switching frequency, while also providing an extra control freedom of the disturbance rejection, which effectively improves the system stability. Experiments show a reduction of oscillation by 30% compared to the conventional PI and the validity and applicability of the proposed control method for high-speed applications with low sampling to fundamental frequency ratios.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1
    Number of pages1
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2022


    • 2-DOF decoupled discrete PI (DDPI) design
    • Current control
    • decoupled current control
    • Delay effects
    • discrete-time system modeling
    • Drives
    • High speed AC drive
    • low S2F ratio
    • PI control
    • Regulators
    • Time-domain analysis
    • Transportation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Automotive Engineering
    • Transportation
    • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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