This paper proposes the comparison among different sensorless position estimation strategies suitable for permanent magnet assisted synchronous reluctance machine drives. A machine of such type was designed and optimized aiming at improving its sensorless performance, besides minimizing the torque ripple and maximizing the power factor. Different sensorless solutions for the estimation of the magnetic flux linkage and for tracking the rotor angle are investigated and their performance compared in computer simulations. Experimental results are reported for the PM-assisted synchronous reluctance motor drive example.
Comparison of flux observers for sensorless control of permanent magnet assisted SynRel motors / Concari, Luca; Toscani, Andrea; Barater, Davide; Concari, Carlo; Degano, Michele; Pellegrino, Gianmario. - (2016), pp. 2719-2724. (Intervento presentato al convegno 42nd Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2016 tenutosi a Palazzo dei Congressi, ita nel 2016) [10.1109/IECON.2016.7793122].