Author : Abbas Hassan, Fadhil
Engineering and Technology Journal,
2009, Volume 27, Issue 10, Pages 2113-2131
This research proposes the design, simulation, and implementation of a
three-phase induction motor driver, using voltage-fed Space Vector Pulse Width Modulation technique (SVPWM), which is an advance and modern technique. The SVPWM provides maximum usage of the DC link. A MATLAB/SIMULINK program is prepared for simulating the overall drive system which include; voltage-fed space vector PWM inverter model and three-phase induction motor model. A practical model is designed by imitate the conceptions of TMS320 (DSP) microcontroller. This practical model is completely implemented and exact results are obtained. The worst state of the harmonics content of the voltage and current (no-load condition) are analyzed. This analysis shows high reduction in the dominant harmonics and very low total harmonic distortion (THD) when SVPWM is used (less than 5%), compared to (more than 20%) in square wave. Experimental and simulation results have verified the superior performance and the effectiveness in reduction the harmonic losses and switching losses.