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Advances in Artificial Neural Systems
Volume 2015, Article ID 318589, 9 pages
Research Article

Sensorless Direct Power Control of Induction Motor Drive Using Artificial Neural Network

Faculty of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Kashan, Kashan 87317-51167, Iran

Received 27 September 2014; Revised 31 January 2015; Accepted 2 February 2015

Academic Editor: Matt Aitkenhead

Copyright © 2015 Abolfazl Halvaei Niasar and Hossein Rahimi Khoei. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper proposes the design of sensorless induction motor drive based on direct power control (DPC) technique. It is shown that DPC technique enjoys all advantages of pervious methods such as fast dynamic and ease of implementation, without having their problems. To reduce the cost of drive and enhance the reliability, an effective sensorless strategy based on artificial neural network (ANN) is developed to estimate rotor’s position and speed of induction motor. Developed sensorless scheme is a new model reference adaptive system (MRAS) speed observer for direct power control induction motor drives. The proposed MRAS speed observer uses the current model as an adaptive model. The neural network has been then designed and trained online by employing a back propagation network (BPN) algorithm. The estimator was designed and simulated in Simulink. Some simulations are carried out for the closed-loop speed control systems under various load conditions to verify the proposed methods. Simulation results confirm the performance of ANN based sensorless DPC induction motor drive in various conditions.