Field oriented control driver development based on BTS7960 for physiotherapy robot implementation

Andi Nur Halisyah, Dimas Adiputra, Ardiansyah Al Farouq


In conjunction with sustainable development goal 3 (SDG 3), it is important to develop a national electrical component for physiotherapy robot development. This study aimed to develop an open-loop field-oriented control (FOC) driver utilizing BTS7960. The driver utilized three BTS7960s that produce sinewave with variable angular frequency (ω). The research then compared the open-loop FOC driver with electronics speed controller (ESC) performance to drive a brushless DC (BLDC) motor with an initial rotation per minute (RPM) of 400, 500, and 600. The main observation was RPM reduction when the BLDC motor was subjected to loads of 20, 35, 50, 65, and 80 gr. The result showed that the open-loop FOC driver performed better, especially on an 80 gr load. For an initial RPM of 600, the RPM reduced to 100 when controlled with an open-loop FOC driver, but lesser when controlled using ESC. The open-loop FOC driver produces higher torque on the BLDC motor so it could rotate with less reduction compared to ESC, which is evident. The open-loop FOC driver can be easily developed using BTS7960 with a settling time of 4 seconds. However future studies should still consider close-loop FOC drivers to achieve higher torque performance and faster transient response for physiotherapy robot applications.


BTS7960; Controller; Field oriented control; Physiotherapy robot; Stroke rehabilitation

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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