This paper is focused in the development of a parallel control loop of the angular velocity and torque for Brushless Direct Current (BLDC) motors. This parallel loop is proposed as an improvement for the performance of those cascaded solutions commonly reported in the body of literature of the field. Performance is improved by reducing the steady state error of the speed considerably when compared with the typical cascaded loop solution under a commanded change of torque. In addition, the steady state response of the parallel loop is reached in a shorter time. Simulations were designed to carry out a comparison between both methodologies. The results of these simulations consider only changes in the set point for speed or torque and are reported here. The control signal was applied to a simulated driver using a switching method known as Direct Torque Control of 2 and 3 phases (DTC-2+3P). These preliminary results show that the parallel control loop outperforms the cascaded control of BLDC motors.
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- BLDC motors
- Parallel control loop
- Torque-velocity control