A Novel Predictive Direct Torque Controller for Induction Motor Drives

Mohand Ouhrouche, Rachid Errouissi, Andrzej M. Trzynadlowski, Kambiz Arab Tehrani, Ammar Benzaioua

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A predictive direct torque controller (PDTC) for induction motors (IM) is proposed. It combines the direct torque control (DTC) and the predictive control (PC), and uses a predictive switching table to enhance the overall performance of the motor. A new type of PC is adopted for speed regulation with the use of a load torque observer, the torque being considered an unknown perturbation. A Kalman filter (KF) is used for reliable flux estimation. The validity of the proposed controller was experimentally confirmed on a rapid control prototyping station. The obtained results have proven superiority of the proposed control with respect to the speed trajectory tracking, torque and flux dynamic responses, and disturbance rejection. Also, a lower current distortion was observed with PDTC, in comparison with the regular DTC, due to increased mean inverter switching frequency.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7458828
Pages (from-to)5221-5230
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Direct torque control (DTC)
  • Kalman filter (KF)
  • Rapid prototyping
  • induction motor (IM)
  • load torque observer
  • predictive control (PC)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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