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Sensorless AC Electric Motor Control

Robust Advanced Design Techniques and Applications


Part of the Advances in Industrial Control book series (AIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Alain Glumineau, Jesús de León Morales
    Pages 1-44
  3. Alain Glumineau, Jesús de León Morales
    Pages 45-78
  4. Alain Glumineau, Jesús de León Morales
    Pages 79-119
  5. Alain Glumineau, Jesús de León Morales
    Pages 121-142
  6. Alain Glumineau, Jesús de León Morales
    Pages 143-162
  7. Alain Glumineau, Jesús de León Morales
    Pages 163-199
  8. Alain Glumineau, Jesús de León Morales
    Pages 201-234
  9. Alain Glumineau, Jesús de León Morales
    Pages 235-236
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 237-244

About this book


This monograph shows the reader how to avoid the burdens of sensor cost, reduced internal physical space, and system complexity in the control of AC motors. Many applications fields—electric vehicles, wind- and wave-energy converters and robotics, among them—will benefit.
Sensorless AC Electric Motor Control describes the elimination of physical sensors and their replacement with observers, i.e., software sensors. Robustness is introduced to overcome problems associated with the unavoidable imperfection of knowledge of machine parameters—resistance, inertia, and so on—encountered in real systems. The details of a large number of speed- and/or position-sensorless ideas for different types of permanent-magnet synchronous motors and induction motors are presented along with several novel observer designs for electrical machines. Control strategies are developed using high-order, sliding-mode and quasi-continuous-sliding-mode techniques and two types of observer–controller schemes based on backstepping and sliding-mode techniques are described. Experimental results validate the performance of these observer and controller configurations with test trajectories of significance in difficult sensorless-AC-machine problems.
Control engineers working with AC motors in a variety of industrial environments will find the space-and-cost-saving ideas detailed in Sensorless AC Electric Motor Control of much interest. Academic researchers and graduate students from electrical, mechanical and control-engineering backgrounds will be able to see how advanced theoretical control can be applied in meaningful real systems.

Advances in Industrial Control aims to report and encourage the transfer of technology in control engineering. The rapid development of control technology has an impact on all areas of the control discipline. The series offers an opportunity for researchers to present an extended exposition of new work in all aspects of industrial control.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.IRCCyN/Ecole Centrale de NantesThe University of Nantes Angers Le MansNantesFrance
  2. 2.Facultad de Ing. Mecánica y EléctricaUniversidad Autónoma de Nuevo LeónNuevo LeónMexico

About the authors

Alain Glumineau received the PhD degree in Automatic Control  in 1981 from  the school of Mechanical Engineering, Nantes University,  France. Since 1982 he has been with the IRCCyN Laboratory ( in Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France,  as Associate Professor then Full Professor. Alain Glumineau's current interests concern theoretical issues in nonlinear control with applications mainly to electric and pneumatic systems.
Jesús de León Morales received the Ph.D. degree in Automatic Control from Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University, France, in 1992. Since 1993, he is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He is currently working on applications of control theory, electrical machines, nonlinear observers and power systems.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Sensorless AC Electric Motor Control
  • Book Subtitle Robust Advanced Design Techniques and Applications
  • Authors Alain Glumineau
    Jesús de Leon Morales
  • Series Title Advances in Industrial Control
  • Series Abbreviated Title Advances in Industrial Control
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-14585-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-35284-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-14586-0
  • Series ISSN 1430-9491
  • Series E-ISSN 2193-1577
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 244
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 82 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Control and Systems Theory
    Power Electronics, Electrical Machines and Networks
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