An application of the induction motor speed sensor less control to railway vehicle traction system

Keiichiro Kondo, Kazuaki Yuki

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For railway vehicle traction purpose, slip frequency of induction traction motors are controlled with detecting rotor frequency by pulse generators or PGs as the speed sensors. Applying the speed sensor less control method to the railway vehicle traction to eliminate the PGs, we expect to improve cost efficiency and reliability of the traction control system. Though speed sensor-less control methods are popular in general industrial application purpose, some novel control functions may be added and its compatibility is verified to cope with the problem particular in railway vehicle traction application. In this paper, we present the result of the application to railway vehicle traction control with theoretical study and tests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2022-2027
Number of pages6
JournalConference Record - IAS Annual Meeting (IEEE Industry Applications Society)
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event37th IAS Annual Meeting and World Conference on Industrial applications of Electrical Energy - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: 2002 Oct 132002 Oct 18



  • Induction motor
  • Railway vehicle traction
  • Speed sensorlee control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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