Optimized Kalman filters for sensorless vector control induction motor drives

Mohammed Khalil Hussain, Bajel Mohammed Alshadeedi, Rashid Hejeejo


This paper presents the comparison between optimized unscented Kalman filter (UKF) and optimized extended Kalman filter (EKF) for sensorless direct field orientation control induction motor (DFOCIM) drive. The high performance of UKF and EKF depends on the accurate selection of state and noise covariance matrices. For this goal, multi objective function genetic algorithm is used to find the optimal values of state and noise covariance matrices. The main objectives of genetic algorithm to be minimized are the mean square errors (MSE) between actual and estimation of speed, current, and flux. Simulation results show the optimal state and noise covariance matrices can improve the estimation of speed, current, torque, and flux in sensorless DFOCIM drive. Furthermore, optimized UKF present higher performance of state estimation than optimized EKF under different motor operating conditions.


Extended Kalman filter; Induction motor; Multi objective optimization; Sensorless vector control; Unscented Kalman filter

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v13i1.pp17-27

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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