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International Journal of Electronics and Electical Engineering

Abstract

Initial rotor position information is essential for brushless dc motor in order to ensure its stable operation. A simple method for determining the initial rotor position of a sensor less brushless dc motor at standstill is discussed in the paper. The principle behind the rotor position estimation is based on simple detection and comparison of phase voltages and dc link current responses thus relating it with stator inductances. The advantage of this method of estimation of rotor position is that it requires only three voltage pulse injection, and a resolution of 30o is achieved. Moreover no other parameters of the machine are required. The effectiveness of the method is validated by simulation results in Matlab Simulink platform.

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