Sensorless Variable Speed Operation of Doubly-Fed Reluctance Wind Generators

Jovanovic, Milutin, Ademi, Sul and Binns, Richard (2019) Sensorless Variable Speed Operation of Doubly-Fed Reluctance Wind Generators. In: 2019 International Conference on Clean Electrical Power (ICCEP). IEEE, Piscataway, pp. 8-14. ISBN 9781728113562

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A flux vector orientated control scheme for gridconnected applications of an emerging doubly-fed reluctance generator without a shaft angular position or velocity sensor has been proposed and experimentally verified. This brushless machine technology is inherently medium-speed and as such is an attractive solution for the compromised reliability and high maintenance costs associated with the presence of brushes and the failures prone 3-stage gearbox of conventional slip ring doublyfed induction generators, traditionally used in wind energy conversion systems. The test results produced have undoubtedly shown the sensorless controller effectiveness both in terms of speed and reactive power response for typical variable loading profiles and speed ranges of geared wind turbines.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Angular velocity control, Brushless machines, Reactive power control, Sensorless control, Wind energy generation
Subjects: H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 04 May 2020 08:43
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2020 15:20

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