Generic Carrier-based PWM Solution for Series-end Winding PMSM Traction System with Adaptative Overmodulation Scheme

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)712-726
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification
Issue number1
Online published21 Jul 2022
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2023


The series-end winding permanent magnet synchronous machine (SW-PMSM) drive system is a new drive topology where the phase windings are connected in series. The generic carrier-based pulsewidth modulation (CBPWM) solution of SW-PMSMs will further promote their applications and avoid the computationally complex space vector PWM in multiphase SW-PMSMs. However, the existing CBPWM solution is complex and designed for symmetrical machines. Moreover, the current approach’s lack of the overmodulation method limits its application in the traction system. This article proposes an improved generic CBPWM solution for SW-PMSMs, which utilizes the vector space decomposition concept to extend the application in both symmetrical and asymmetrical machines. First, we will introduce the concept of the virtual duty axis and divide the modulation process into two steps, where the leg voltage sequence is initialized with reference phase voltages. Then, the virtual duty cycle is utilized to ensure the feasibility of the leg voltage sequence. Furthermore, we will provide an adaptative overmodulation scheme to ensure the stable fundamental currents in the whole speed range and improve the bus voltage utilization. Finally, the experimental results in three machines verify that the proposed solution can obtain better performance with lower switching frequency and have overmodulation capability.

Research Area(s)

  • Harmonic analysis, Legged locomotion, Multiphase machine, overmodulation, permanent magnet machine, permanent magnet synchronous machine (PMSM), Pulse width modulation, series-end winding (SW) topology, Topology, Voltage, Voltage control, Windings

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