Encoderless flux vector oriented control of brushless doubly-fed reluctance generators

Milutin Jovanović, Sul Ademi, Ayman Attya, Liancheng Zhu

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An angular position and velocity observer-based sensorless flux vector-oriented control scheme for a prominent doubly-fed reluctance generator has been presented and experimentally validated. This technology allows the use of the same partially rated power converter as the traditional slipring doubly-excited induction generator, while offering competitive performance with added cost benefits of high reliability and maintenance-free operation afforded by its brushless construction. The controller viability has been demonstrated on a
laboratory machine prototype for emulated variable speed and loading conditions similar to those encountered in wind turbines.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 27 Jun 2016
Event42nd IEEE Industrial Electronics conference - Florence, Italy
Duration: 24 Oct 201627 Oct 2016


Conference42nd IEEE Industrial Electronics conference
Abbreviated titleIECON2016


  • induction generators
  • machine vector control
  • reactive power
  • wind turbines
  • vectors
  • reluctance generators


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