FPGA-based High Dynamic Servo Drive Control with a 200kHz Gallium Nitride Inverter

  • Increased productivity in industrial processes can be achieved by dynamic and accurate positioning of servo drives. Therefore, improvement of servo drive dynamics using latest technologies in the key components such as inverter, control system and position measuring device are investigated. Using Gallium Nitride (GaN) or Silicon Carbide (SiC) semiconductors for motor inverters enables energy efficient operation up to pulse width modulation (PWM) frequencies of 500 kHz. This allows motor filters with small component sizes. As a result, high motor efficiency, low torque ripple, high control bandwidth and almost ideal sinusoidal output voltages are achieved. Experiments on a 200 kHz Gallium Nitride inverter with sine wave motor filter show a current control loop bandwidth of 3.2 kHz and almost ideal sinusoidal phase voltages. The achieved bandwidths of the speed and position control loops are 318 Hz and 106 Hz, respectively.

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Author:Franz Stubenrauch, Josef Wittmann, Alexander Kiermayer, Norbert SeligerORCiD, Rainer Hagl, Doris Schmitt-Landsiedel, Ralph Kennel
Parent Title (English):2017 19th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE'17 ECCE Europe), Warsaw, Poland
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Publication Year:2017
Tag:Gallium Nitride Inverter; Servo drive control; electrical drive
faculties / departments:Fakultät für Ingenieurwissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 62 Ingenieurwissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten