Electrical & Computer Engineering, Department of


Date of this Version



Patent No.: US 9,088,241 B2


Appl. No.: 13/410,792


At least one example embodiment discloses a drive system including a motor including a rotor, the motor configured to receive a measured current, a controller configured to generate a Voltage command for the motor, a sliding mode observer configured to determine an estimated current for the motor based on the Voltage command, determine a difference between the measured current and the estimated current, and determine a Switching control vector and an estimator con figured to estimate a rotor position based on the Switching control vector, the Switching control vector being determined based on the difference and adaptive parameters of the sliding mode observer, the controller being further configured to control the motor based at least in part on the estimated rotor position.