How It Works
Use MATLAB and Simulink to build motor models from libraries of motors, inverters, sources, and loads. Choose the level of fidelity in motor and inverter modeling based on your requirements and simulate motor control algorithms.
- Implement linear lumped-parameter motor models and use average value inverters with Motor Control Blockset for fast simulations
- Model and simulate nonlinear motor dynamics and ideal or detailed switching in the inverter using Power Systems Simulation Onramp
- Parametrize motor models to capture motor dynamics with the help of instrumented tests or import parameters from a database or finite element analysis
- Perform closed-loop simulations and automatically tune control algorithms using Field Oriented Control (FOC) Autotuner to meet speed and torque response requirements
- Design fault detection and protection logic to ensure safe operation
- Tesla’s Secret to Winning “The Range Game” – Blog Post
- Understanding BLDC Motor Control Algorithms – Ebook
- Beyond PID: Exploring Alternative Control Strategies for Field-Oriented Controllers – White paper
- Calibrating Optimal PMSM Torque Control with Field-Weakening Using Model-Based Calibration – Article
- Introduction to Brushless DC Motor Control –Video Series
- Reinforcement Learning for Developing Field-Oriented Control (6:12)
- Field-Oriented Control of PMSM with Simulink – Video Series
- Simulate, Design, and Test Field-Weakening Control Design with Simulink (41:18)
- Field-Oriented Control of Induction Motors with Simulink – Video Series
Control Design and Optimization:
Use Simulink to generate code for real-time simulation and testing.
Generate production-ready C and HDL code from Simulink for motor control algorithms to directly target embedded microcontrollers, FPGAs, and SOCs.
- Perform software-in-the-loop (SIL) and processor-in-the-loop (PIL) simulations to verify generated code
- Analyze, optimize, and implement fixed- and floating-point algorithms with Fixed-Point Designer
- Automate integration, execution, and verification of generated code for processors such as ARM® Cortex®-A/M/R, C2000, STM32, Infineon® AURIX™, Xilinx® Zynq®, and Intel® SOC using Embedded Coder and hardware support packages
- Use HDL Coder and hardware support packages for code generation and deployment on Intel, Xilinx, and Microchip devices
- Ensure compliance with industry standards, such as MISRA-C™ and ISO 26262