High-performance control strategies for electrical drives: An experimental assessment

José Rodríguez, Ralph M. Kennel, José R. Espinoza, Mauricio Trincado, César A. Silva, Christian A. Rojas

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This paper presents a comparative study between field-oriented control (FOC) and Predictive Torque Control (PTC) applied to induction machines. Both strategies are implemented on the same experimental bench and similar tests are performed. Furthermore, they were previously adjusted to get an equivalent switching frequency at a specific operation point, achieving the fairest possible comparison at steady state. Experimental results verify that PTC can achieve results similar to FOC, possibly even improving performance in transient conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5784326
Pages (from-to)812-820
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012


  • Predictive control
  • variable speed drives

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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