Speed control of PMBLDC motor drive powered by solar PV array using P, PI, and PID controllers: A comparison study

  • Satish Kumar Doniparthi New Horizon College of Engineering/E.E.E Department http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5385-5315
  • S. B. Ron Carter Rajalakshmi Engineering College/E.E.E Department
  • Amit Vilas Sant Pandit Deendayal Energy University
  • Ali Moghassemi Clemson University
Keywords: MPPT, PMBLDC motor, PID controller, solar PV array, speed control, dSPACE


Because of their high efficiency, better starting torque, and minimal electrical noise, permanent magnet brushless DC (PMBLDC) motors are frequently used in a variety of industrial applications. The speed of PMBLDC motors is controlled by a variety of controllers. In this study, P, PI, and PID controllers are used to compare the speed control of a permanent magnet brushless DC motor drive powered by solar PV arrays. The Perturb & Observe (P&O) technique is used to find the MPPT. The drive system’s simulation results for various operation modes, such as constant and variable load circumstances, are examined and evaluated. When using a PID controller instead of a P or PI controller, the drive performs better at controlling speed. The MATLAB/Simulink software was used to model, control, and simulate the permanent magnet brushless DC motor drive. The whole drive system is put into operation with the help of the dSPACE MicroLab Box 1202.


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