Comparative Study of Advanced Modulation and Control Schemes for Dual Three-Phase PMSM Drives With Low Switching Frequencies

Minrui Gu, Zheng Wang, Pengcheng Liu, Jiangbiao He

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In this article, multiple advanced low-switching-frequency modulation and control schemes are investigated for dual three-phase permanent-magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) drives. The modulation schemes under investigation include multisampling space vector modulation (MS-SVM), selective harmonic elimination pulsewidth modulation (SHEPWM), and synchronous optimal pulsewidth modulation (SOPWM), whereas the control schemes include complex vector control, model predictive control (MPC), and flux trajectory control-based model predictive pulse pattern control (MP3C). The difference between three-phase and dual three-phase PMSM drives at low switching frequencies is analyzed. Moreover, an optimal pulsewidth modulation (PWM)-based MP3C scheme is proposed for the dual three-phase PMSM, where the optimal PWM modulation and MP3C control are combined such that the optimal steady-state and dynamic control performance is achieved among the modulation and control schemes investigated. Experimental results are given to compare and validate the proposed control scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)962-975
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2024

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  • Dual three-phase permanent-magnet synchronous motor (PMSM)
  • low switching frequency
  • model predictive control (MPC)
  • model predictive pulse pattern control (MP3C)
  • multisampling space vector modulation (MS-SVM)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Transportation
  • Automotive Engineering


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