Improved position offset based parameter determination of permanent magnet synchronous machines under different load conditions

© The Institution of Engineering and Technology 2017.This study proposes a novel method for the parameter determination of permanent magnet (PM) synchronous machines under different load conditions. It can identify the total dq-axis flux linkages and also the PM flux linkage separately by the addition of a pair of negative and positive position offsets. It is also noteworthy that the influence of uncertain inverter non-linearity and winding resistance is cancelled during the modelling process, and the experimental results on two different PM synchronous machines show a good agreement with the finite-element prediction results. More importantly, it shows good performance in online tracking the variation of PM flux linkage, which is an important feature for aiding the condition monitoring of PMs, for example, monitoring the temperature of PMs.