A novel thyristor-based brushless DC motor drive for low cost applications Conference Paper uri icon


  • A low cost solution for brushless permanent magnet motor (BPM) drive with single-phase input targeting home appliance applications is proposed. A detailed discussion about the simulation of the proposed drive system is presented. A MATLAB program is developed to simulate the overall motor drive system. A closed loop speed control strategy is developed and simulated. The proposed motor drive system has been fabricated and tested in the laboratory for its performance. The system uses a low cost digital signal processor that drastically reduces the chip count on the board and helps in further cost reduction. The proposed system has desired features such as, four-quadrant operation, high reliability with a reasonably good power factor at higher torque and lack of current sensors. The experimental results to verify the performance of the proposed drive are presented.

name of conference

  • 16th Annual Applied Power Electronics Conference - APEC 2001

published proceedings

  • APEC 2001. Sixteenth Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (Cat. No.01CH37181)

author list (cited authors)

  • Waikar, S. P., Toliyat, H. A., Ba-Thunya, A. S., Zheng Zhang, .., & Moreira, J. C.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Waikar, SP||Toliyat, HA||Ba-Thunya, AS||Moreira, JC

publication date

  • January 2001