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DDC Control Techniques for Three-Phase BLDC Motor Position Control

College of Automation, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 210016, China
College of Information Science and Technology, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620, China
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Algorithms 2017, 10(4), 110;
Received: 30 June 2017 / Revised: 18 September 2017 / Accepted: 18 September 2017 / Published: 25 September 2017
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In this article, a novel hybrid control scheme is proposed for controlling the position of a three-phase brushless direct current (BLDC) motor. The hybrid controller consists of discrete time sliding mode control (SMC) with model free adaptive control (MFAC) to make a new data-driven control (DDC) strategy that is able to reduce the simulation time and complexity of a nonlinear system. The proposed hybrid algorithm is also suitable for controlling the speed variations of a BLDC motor, and is also applicable for the real time simulation of platforms such as a gimbal platform. The DDC method does not require any system model because it depends on data collected by the system about its Inputs/Outputs (IOS). However, the model-based control (MBC) method is difficult to apply from a practical point of view and is time-consuming because we need to linearize the system model. The above proposed method is verified by multiple simulations using MATLAB Simulink. It shows that the proposed controller has better performance, more precise tracking, and greater robustness compared with the classical proportional integral derivative (PID) controller, MFAC, and model free learning adaptive control (MFLAC). View Full-Text
Keywords: model free adaptive control; sliding mode control; model free learning adaptive control; brushless DC model free adaptive control; sliding mode control; model free learning adaptive control; brushless DC

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Masood, R.J.; Wang, D.B.; Ali, Z.A.; Khan, B. DDC Control Techniques for Three-Phase BLDC Motor Position Control. Algorithms 2017, 10, 110.

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