Acceleration closed-loop control on a switched reluctance linear launcher

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    Abstract

    In this paper we describe a developed switched reluctance linear launcher system with diagrams and photographs, which consists of a three-phase 6/4 structure simple side-switched reluctance linear motor, a three-phase asymmetric bridge power converter, and a TMS320F28335 DSP digital controller. The acceleration closed-loop control of the mover is proposed and verified for the first time. The acceleration closed-loop control of the mover is implemented by a fuzzy control algorithm. The turn-on angle and the turn-off angle of the main switches in the power converter are fixed, and the triggering signals of the main switches are modulated by the pulse width modulation (PWM) signal. The deviation of the acceleration between the given acceleration and the feedback practical acceleration, and the variation from the deviation of the acceleration are the two input control parameters. The increment of the duty ratio of the PWM signal is the output control parameter. The duty ratio of the PWM signal is regulated based on the fuzzy control algorithm. Flow diagrams of the software, such as the main program, the encoder unit time interrupt subroutine, analog-to-digital converter interrupt subroutine, and the fuzzy control algorithm subroutine are given. The developed prototype is tested experimentally. It is shown that the velocity response of the mover is satisfactory. © 1973-2012 IEEE.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1131-1137
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
    Volume41
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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