High performance backstepping control of induction motor with adaptive sliding mode observer

Journal title

Archives of Control Sciences




No 3

Publication authors

Divisions of PAS

Nauki Techniczne


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High performance backstepping control of induction motor with adaptive sliding mode observer It is well known that modern control of induction motor relies on a good dynamic model of the motor. Extensive research and activity have been devoted to the problem of induction motor control over the last decade. In this paper we introduce backstepping control with amelioration of performance to guarantee stability of the system. Accurate knowledge of the rotor speed and flux position is the key factor in obtaining a high-performance and high-efficiency induction-motor drive. Thus a sliding mode observer design is presented. Simulation results are included to illustrate good performance of backstepping control of sensorless induction motors with flux observer.


Committee of Automatic Control and Robotics PAS




ISSN 1230-2384


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