Accession Number : ADA151966


Title :   Pulsewidth Modulated Speed Control of Brushless DC Motors.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Askinas,A A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a151966.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1984


Pagination or Media Count : 67


Abstract : Until recently, few alternatives existed for the use of hydraulic and pneumatic actuators in primary flight control applications. With the advent of the samarium-cobalt permanent magnet brushless DC motor. Consideration must now be given to the utilization of an electromechanical actuator in missiles which require significant maneuvering capability and hence, greater torques. This thesis investigates the theory and techniques of pulse width modulator speed control of brushless DC motors. After describing basic pulse width modulation (PWM) concepts, two constant velocity control schemes are presented: current feedback and a limit cycle scheme. By calculating the motor form factor (a figure of merit for power losses in the switching transistors which comprise the PWM network), the relative worth of each scheme is then evaluated. An in depth study is conducted of the limit cycle approach, with an emphasis on the power loss reductions obtained through the reduction of the velocity limit settings. Originator-Supplied keywords included: Pulsewidth Modulation; Brushless DC Motors; Speed Control, Computer Programs, Fortran, Pascal language, Computerized Simulation, Theses. (Author)


Descriptors :   *MOTORS , *SPEED REGULATORS , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , MANEUVERABILITY , FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS , THESES , CYCLES , REDUCTION , FORTRAN , PULSE RATE , ELECTROMECHANICAL DEVICES , POWER , LOSSES , ACTUATORS , DIRECT CURRENT , TORQUE , PULSE MODULATION , TRANSISTORS , PNEUMATIC ACTUATORS , APPROACH , SWITCHING CIRCUITS , HYDRAULIC ACTUATORS


Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE