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UNIVERSAL MICROPROCESSOR CONTROLLED SENSORLESS INDUSTRIAL ELECTRIC DRIVES

Objective



A very large proportion of the industrial electrical power consumption of any nation is attributed to electric drives that, in many cases, run at a nominally constant speed. Numerous applications, however, would benefit from continuously variable speed drives that drastically improve the overall system efficiency and thereby save a very significant amount of energy with ecological benefits. The goal of the proposed research project is to achieve this inexpensively via the development and implementation of a new speed control principle for electric drives without shaft sensors, integrated with a switch matrix converter operated with a switching strategy for which a novel approach is proposed. It is intended to minimise both hardware and cost while maximising performance and versatility by fully exploiting available digital processing technology with sophisticated software implemented control principles that could not be replicated in a "hardware alone" solution.

This new approach is intended to form a framework that may be built upon and improved. All the partners would be given the freedom to fully utilise their creativity in developing and cross-fertilising their ideas to culminate in a better final solution than would be generated by one partner in isolation, all the foreseen practical problems having been solved. This would lead to ultimate implementation of the new drive in the partners' countries.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON
Address
Romford Road
London
United Kingdom

Participants (6)

ELVIC LTD
Russia
Address
3-27,Per. Majakovskogo
109 004 Moscow
INSTITUTE OF CONTROL, SCIENCES
Russia
Address
65,Profsojuznaja
117806 Moscow
MTE Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Stephenson Road
Leigh-on-sea
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
Slovakia
Address
19,Trencianska
018 51 Nova Dubnica
University of Transport and Communications Zilina
Slovakia
Address
Moyezsova 20
01026 Zilina
Università degli Studi di Bologna
Italy
Address
Viale Risorgimento 2
40136 Bologna