Model Predictive Speed Control of Electrical Machines Chapter uri icon


  • 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. All rights reserved. Model predictive control is a conceptually different control technique which offers a high flexibility to control different power electronics topologies and to manage several control objectives, without adding significant complexity to the system. MPC has demonstrated to be easier to implement and understand than classical speed control techniques such as FOC and DTC providing a high performance control of AC machines. The advances in modern control theory and microprocessors technology, during the last decades, have made it possible to apply MPC to power electronics and drives. The application of model predictive control to power electronics devices is straightforward, due to the availability of precise models and a finite number of control inputs given by the converter switching states. MPC can dramatically change the way electrical energy is controlled using power semiconductors, and it offers challenging opportunities for research in power electronics and electrical drives.

author list (cited authors)

  • Rodrguez, J., Prez, M. A., Young, H., & Abu-Rub, H.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Rodríguez, José||Pérez, Marcelo A||Young, Héctor||Abu-Rub, Haitham

Book Title

  • Power Electronics for Renewable Energy Systems, Transportation and Industrial Applications

publication date

  • May 2014