During my electric motor courses, I was wondering how to implement vector control for a motor controller in real life. I'll try to do this. Of course, I'll share my findings with the community on the forum and by writing an Instructable.
Benefits if completed:
- Gain knowledge on vector control strategies
- Share the knowledge with the world and make vector controls easy to understand (or a little)
- 1 TAPAS SDI
- 1 3f motor
- current sensors
- voltage sensors
- Raspberry Pi
- power source
- safety equipment like fuses
Step by step guide:
- Start with understanding the needs of vector control (computing power, hardware etc)
- Order a motor, a Raspberry Pi and the sensors
- Program the Raspberry Pi, preferably in Python (could be Python is too slow)
- Build a setup to control the motor with switches and potentiometers (speed)
- Run the motor
- Share the knowledge
The Raspberry Pi drives the TAPAS board, which will drive the motor. Sensors feed information to the RPI which adjusts the TAPAS parameters (if it works in this way).
Like I said in the comments, I am finishing my masters thesis right now so I'm quite busy but I really wanted to share this idea. Anyone else can use this idea and develop it but I'll definitely try.