Rotor time constant updating scheme for a rotor flux-oriented induction motor drive Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper presents a simple on-line rotor time constant identification scheme of an indirect field-oriented induction motor for the purpose of improving the performance and robustness of the drive. The proposed technique neither requires any special test signal nor any complex computations. This scheme is based on a special switching technique of the current-regulated pulsewidth modulation (CRPWM) voltage-source inverter (VSI), which allows measuring the induced voltage across the stator phase. The rotor time constant is then identified directly from this measured voltage. This proposed technique provides six windows within one electric cycle to update the rotor time constant, which should be sufficient for all practical purposes. Simulated results followed by experiments are presented to validate the effectiveness of the proposed technique.

published proceedings


altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Toliyat, H. A., Arefeen, M. S., Rahman, K. M., & Figoli, D.

citation count

  • 31

complete list of authors

  • Toliyat, HA||Arefeen, MS||Rahman, KM||Figoli, D

publication date

  • January 1999