This report describes the work of developing a rapid prototyping system for Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors using LabView FPGA at ABB Corporate Research in Västerås. The aim of the rapid prototyping system is to serve as an additional tool to simulation when evaluating new control algorithms for mechatronic applications. Using LabView FPGA, Field Oriented Control is implemented for a single axis and a multi axis system on the sbRIO 9632 development board from National Instruments. The aim is to develop a controller for multiple axes while optimizing the use of system resources.
The report presents the work of testing and evaluating the implementation of the single axis system. The system will be tested in a laboratory test bench to verify its performance. The laboratory results are compared and verified against MATLAB/Simulink simulations of the system. Using the results from the single axis tests as a benchmark the multi axis system is verified and evaluated.
The implemented systems proved to provide good regulation of the motor currents for both the single axis and the multi axis system.
Source: Mälardalen University
Authors: Eriksson, Joakim | Hermansen, Luciano