Analysis, Simulation, and Implementation of Vector Control: An Extremely Low-Cost Laboratory


Ned Mohan and Siddharth Raju


This tutorial will describe closed-loop position/speed/torque control of ac drives using vector control. One of the major bottlenecks in the implementation and testing of new motor controls is the cost of software and hardware necessary to evaluate these controls. This tutorial relies solely on the ONR-funded simulation and model-based real-time code generation and control software, Sciamble® Workbench (https://sciamble.com/), available free-of-cost. The real-time implementation will be demonstrated using an inexpensive low-voltage lab kit developed by the University of Minnesota through ONR funds(https://cusp.umn.edu/). All participants will be able to remotely implement vector control of AC drives.