FPGA-Based Real-Time Simulation of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor Drive for Vehicular Applications

Publication date : Feb 2006
Paper File : dufour_extended_abstract_evs221.pdf

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Christian Dufour,


Nowadays, it is a common engineering practice to test a motor controller against a simulated motor model running in real-time before using the controller in real-life conditions. This has several advantages. For example, the simulated motor can be tested with borderline conditions that would damage a real motor, sometimes a costly prototype. The motor itself may be under development in parallel to the controller and therefore may not even be available. The controller is interfaced with the real-time simulated motor through a set of proper I/Os; this is called Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) simulation.