The aim of this project is to develop a new Direct Instantaneous Torque Control (DITC) of an aerospace Switched Reluctance to minimize its inherent torque ripple and improve the system efficiency. The technical set-up is presented in figure 1 attached below. The proposed control scheme involves simple torque estimation, torque distribution, torque regulation, and PWM generation strategies to appropriately control the switches in a half-bridge asymmetric converter connected to the machine. We have simulated the system and the results obtained depicted that the control method ensures accurate reference tracking, improved efficiency, and a very good torque ripple reduction capability without compromising the system’s reliability and robustness. Our idea will be implemented in a step-by-step guide, schematics, and plan.
Hardware implementation and analysis of the system using two TAPAS boards will increase our experimental flexibility and accuracy in addition to a reduction in implementation cost. We are working as a team of three: Najib Dankadai, Dr. Dave Atkinson, and Dr. Stephen McDonald.
this idea will get two TAPAS dev kits