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Resistance estimation for temperature determination in PMSMs through signal injection

By S. D. Wilson, G. W. Jewell and Paul Stewart

Abstract

Real-time thermal management of electrical machines relies on sufficiently accurate indicators of temperature within a machine. One indicator of temperature in a permanent-magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) is the stator winding resistance. Detection of PMSM winding resistance in the literature has been made on machines with relatively high resistances, where the resistive voltage vector is significant under load. This paper describes a technique applied to sense the winding resistance where the resistance is low and hence the resistive is voltage difficult to detect. A current injection method is applied which enables the resistance to be determined, and hence the winding temperature in non-salient machines. This method can be applied under load, and in a manner that does not disturb shaft torque, or speed. The method is able to distinguish between changes in the electro-motive force (EMF) constant and the resistive voltage. Simulated results on an experimentally verified model illustrate the effectiveness of this approac

Topics: H620 Electrical Engineering
Publisher: IEEE
Year: 2005
DOI identifier: 10.1109/IEMDC.2005.195804
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lincoln.ac.uk:2261

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