Multifrequency Current Control for Multiphase Machines With Antiwindup, Distortion-Free Saturation and Full DC-Link Utilization Conference Paper uri icon


  • 2018 IEEE. Multiphase drives offer important advantages over three-phase ones; e.g., lower per-phase rating and enhanced fault tolerance. For multiphase machines, multifrequency current control (MCC) is often required, e.g., for harmonic cancellation or injection. In certain situations, converter output voltage (OV) saturation (OVS) occurs, which can cause windup and additional OV distortion. For MCC, obtaining antiwindup and distortion-free OVS, with full dc-bus exploitation, entails extra complexity. Recent publications address this problem in three-phase and dual three-phase (treated as two independent three-phase) systems with one and two isolated neutrals, respectively. However, extending such solutions to drives of any phase number n, winding arrangement (symmetrical or asymmetrical) and neutral configuration is not straightforward. This paper proposes a general MCC scheme, including antiwindup and distortion-free OVS with full dc-link utilization, for n-phase machines with different winding arrangements (symmetrical or asymmetrical) and neutral configurations. Simulation results are provided.

name of conference

  • 2018 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)

published proceedings

  • 2018 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)

author list (cited authors)

  • Yepes, A. G., Doval-Gandoy, J., & Toliyat, H.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Yepes, Alejandro G||Doval-Gandoy, Jesús||Toliyat, Hamid

publication date

  • January 2018