A Novel Model Based Development of a Motor Emulator for Rapid Testing of Electric Drives

Visweshwar Chandrasekaran, Benjamin Sykora, Sanchit Mishra, Ned Mohan

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Abstract

There has been a growing penetration of Variable Speed Drives (VSD) for motor applications in all areas. However, the development of more advanced testing infrastructure has been slow to come and many complex applications of VSDs are difficult to test in the laboratories. Conventional test methods such as dynamometers are expensive, time consuming to build, and offer limited operational profile/dynamic capabilities that do not always represent the true application. This paper is concerned with the development of a solid-state Power Hardware-in-the-Loop (PHIL) based motor load emulation platform that fully replaces electromechanical test systems. The PHIL system is designed using a back-to-back converter that is interfaced with the Device Under Test (DUT) through a link impedance. A novel development process is proposed based on the V-cycle method for firmware development. This helps achieve a tight integration of algorithm verification along with the development process. Real-time simulation of a 22 kW interior permanent magnet motor emulator has been provided to verify the effectiveness of the proposed system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationECCE 2020 - IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2395-2402
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781728158266
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 11 2020
Event12th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2020 - Virtual, Detroit, United States
Duration: Oct 11 2020Oct 15 2020

Publication series

NameECCE 2020 - IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition

Conference

Conference12th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Detroit
Period10/11/2010/15/20

Bibliographical note

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Keywords

  • motor emulator
  • permanent magnet motors
  • power hardware-in-the-loop
  • real-time simulations
  • variable speed drives

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