Performance comparison of BLDC motor controllers designed based on trapezoidal commutation and FOC

Agus Nurtriartono*, Agus Mukhlisin, Muhammad Nur Yuniarto, Estiko Rijanto

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Abstract

A motor controller is an important component in an electric vehicle. Research and development activities of brushless direct current (BLDC) motor controllers are devoted to getting better performance and higher efficiency. This topic still attracts researchers' interest all over the world, as can be seen from the amount of new scientific publication. BLDC motors in electric vehicle applications require transient performance improvement during start-up. PUI SKO ITS has been conducting research and development on BLDC motor controllers with trapezoidal commutation and field-oriented control (FOC) types. This paper presents an experimental performance comparison between the two BLDC controllers. Experimental results show that the trapezoidal controller is more responsive than the FOC controller, but the FOC controller has a smoother speed response than the trapezoidal controller. Moreover, the motor controller based on FOC produces smaller torque overshoot and smaller steady-state torque than the motor controller based on the trapezoidal commutation. This result calls for deeper analysis to push the performance of both types of the BLDC controllers to their limits and for further comparison in a possible higher stage of each controller's performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovative Science and Technology in Mechanical Engineering for Industry 4.0
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, ICOME 2019
EditorsVivien Djanali, Fahmi Mubarok, Bambang Pramujati, Suwarno
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735419346
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2019
Event4th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering: Innovative Science and Technology in Mechanical Engineering for Industry 4.0, ICOME 2019 - Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 28 Aug 201929 Aug 2019

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2187
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering: Innovative Science and Technology in Mechanical Engineering for Industry 4.0, ICOME 2019
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CityYogyakarta
Period28/08/1929/08/19

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