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The Modelling, Simulation and FPGA-Based Implementation for Stepper Motor Wide Range Speed Closed-Loop Drive System Design

Department of Electrical Engineering, National Chin-Yi University of Technology, Taichung 41170, Taiwan
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Machines 2018, 6(4), 56; https://doi.org/10.3390/machines6040056
Received: 27 August 2018 / Revised: 12 October 2018 / Accepted: 22 October 2018 / Published: 1 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue High Speed Motors and Drives: Design, Challenges and Applications)
Owing to the benefits of programmable and parallel processing of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), they have been widely used for the realization of digital controllers and motor drive systems. Furthermore, they can be used to integrate several functions as an embedded system. In this paper, based on Matrix Laboratory (Matlab)/Simulink and the FPGA chip, we design and implement a stepper motor drive. Generally, motion control systems driven by a stepper motor can be in open-loop or closed-loop form, and pulse generators are used to generate a series of pulse commands, according to the desired acceleration/run/deceleration, in order to the drive system to rotate the motor. In this paper, the speed and position are designed in closed-loop control, and a vector control strategy is applied to the obtained rotor angle to regulate the phase current of the stepper motor to achieve the performance of operating it in low, medium, and high speed situations. The results of simulations and practical experiments based on the FPGA implemented control system are given to show the performances for wide range speed control. View Full-Text
Keywords: Matlab/Simulink; stepper motor; FPGA; speed control; closed-loop control Matlab/Simulink; stepper motor; FPGA; speed control; closed-loop control
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Lai, C.-K.; Ciou, J.-S.; Tsai, C.-C. The Modelling, Simulation and FPGA-Based Implementation for Stepper Motor Wide Range Speed Closed-Loop Drive System Design. Machines 2018, 6, 56.

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