Indirect field oriented control of five-phase induction motor based on SPWM-CSI

M. A. Elgenedy, A. S. Abdel-Khalik, A. M. Massoud, S. Ahmed

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Three-phase current source inverter (CSI)-based induction motor (IM) drives are attractive in MV applications since they feature a simple inverter structure, a lower switching dv/dt, and a reliable short circuit protection. Although multiphase machine topic, especially the five-phase one, gains considerable interest recently in literature, almost all the applied control methods are targeting voltage source inverters (VSIs). Using multiphase CSIs in multiphase machine applications is limited due to the difficulty of fulfilling the CSI gating requirements and the difficulty of modulation index control. In this paper, a five-phase SPWM-CSI is employed to drive a five-phase IM using indirect field oriented control (IFOC) through SPWM mapping technique with controlled modulation index. Additionally, the proposed method provides a reduced number of measurements, where the capacitor currents are automatically compensated via the modulation index controller. A simulation model has been built using MATLAB/SIMULINK to investigate the proposed system under different loading conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 International Conference on Electrical Machines (ICEM)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479943890
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2014


  • current source inverter (CSI)
  • multiphase machine
  • mapping circuit
  • space vector pulse width modulation (SVPWM)
  • sinusoidal pulse width modulation (SPWM)
  • indirect field oriented control (IFOC)


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