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Journal of Engineering
Volume 2013, Article ID 924928, 10 pages
Research Article

Distributed Drives Monitoring and Control: A Laboratory Setup

Department of Electrical Engineering, Delhi Technological University, Bawana Road, New Delhi 110042, India

Received 21 November 2012; Revised 24 December 2012; Accepted 30 December 2012

Academic Editor: Paolo Colantonio

Copyright © 2013 Mini Sreejeth et al. 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.


A laboratory setup of distributed drives system comprising a three-phase induction motor (IM) drive and a permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) drive is modeled, designed, and developed for the monitoring and control of the individual drives. The integrated operation of IM and PMSM drives system has been analyzed under different operating conditions, and their performance has been monitored through supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system. The necessary SCADA graphical user interface (GUI) has also been created for the display of drive parameters. The performances of IM and PMSM under parametric variations are predicted through sensitivity analysis. An integrated operation of the drives is demonstrated through experimental and simulation results.