Full Predictive Cascaded Speed and Current Control of an Induction Machine

Cristian Garcia, Jose Rodriguez, Cesar Silva, Christian Rojas, Pericle Zanchetta, Haitham Abu-Rub

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This paper presents and experimentally validates a new control scheme for electrical drive systems, named cascaded predictive speed and current control. This new strategy uses the model predictive control (MPC) concept. It has a cascaded structure like that found in field-oriented control or direct torque control. Therefore the control strategy has two loops, external and internal, both implemented with model predictive control. The external loop controls the speed, while the inner loop controls the stator currents. The inner control loop is based on Finite Control Set Model Predictive Control, and the external loop uses MPC deadbeat, making full use of the inner loop's highly dynamic response. Experimental results show that the proposed strategy has a performance that is comparable to the classical control strategies but that it is overshoot-free and provides a better time response.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7460935
Pages (from-to)1059-1067
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2016


  • electric machines
  • Kalman filters
  • Model predictive control (MPC)
  • variable speed drives

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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