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Maoxing Liu, Jie Wu, Yong-zheng Sun, "Fixed-Time Stability Analysis of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors with Novel Adaptive Control", Mathematical Problems in Engineering, vol. 2017, Article ID 4903963, 11 pages, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/4903963
Fixed-Time Stability Analysis of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors with Novel Adaptive Control
We firstly investigate the fixed-time stability analysis of uncertain permanent magnet synchronous motors with novel control. Compared with finite-time stability where the convergence rate relies on the initial permanent magnet synchronous motors state, the settling time of fixed-time stability can be adjusted to desired values regardless of initial conditions. Novel adaptive stability control strategy for the permanent magnet synchronous motors is proposed, with which we can stabilize permanent magnet synchronous motors within fixed time based on the Lyapunov stability theory. Finally, some simulation and comparison results are given to illustrate the validity of the theoretical results.
In 1963, American meteorologist Edward Lorenz firstly explored chaotic phenomena . After that, chaotic behavior has been extensively investigated in many fields such as medical science, biological engineering, secure communication, and engineering science [2–4]. Past few decades witnessed widely the chaos controlling and synchronization in various aspects such as information processing, salt-water oscillators, biological system, semiconductor lasers, power electronics, and chemical reactions [5–10]. But in 1989, chaos phenomenon was firstly investigated in the motor drive systems by Kuroe and Hayashi . In the mid 1990s, Hemati discovered the chaos phenomena of the open-loop system of permanent magnet motor . Later on, the mathematical model of the permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) was first derived and the dynamic characteristics were studied in .
In fact, the emergence of chaos, as an undesirable phenomenon, may lead to the instability of control performance, the violent oscillation of the torque or speed, irregular electromagnetic noise, and even collapse of the PMSM. It is well known that PMSM plays a very important role in the process of industrial production. Therefore, it is necessary to control chaos behavior for eliminating the undesired performance  which has attracted more and more consideration in the area of linear and nonlinear control . The classical Lyapunov exponent methods were adopted for eliminating the chaos in PMSM [16, 17]. Harb investigated the nonlinear sliding mode control for eliminating the chaotic behavior in the PMSM . Both of Choi and Maeng explored the adaptive control of a chaotic PMSM [19, 20]. Loria developed the robust linear control of chaotic PMSM with uncertainties  and further extended the adaptive linear control in PMSM . And other control protocols were employed extensively including backstepping control , model predictive control , sensorless control , and others .
In those aforementioned strategies, asymptotic stabilities of chaotic PMSM systems are guaranteed only when time goes to the infinity. But from the practical engineering point of view and the perspective of the optimal time, it is full of significance to stabilize chaotic PMSM systems in a finite time. Recently, many researchers developed the finite-time stable control and synchronization of the chaotic PMSM system. In , the authors studied the controlling chaos in PMSM based on finite-time stability theory. In , the authors discussed the finite-time stability control of chaotic PMSM system with parameters uncertain. In , the authors further considered the finite-time stabilization problem to eliminate the chaos in PMSM by adopting adaptive control. A robust finite-time chaos synchronization scheme was proposed for two uncertain third-order PMSMs . Sun et al. investigated the finite-time synchronization control and parameter identification of uncertain PMSM with a novel adaptive control scheme . Besides these, the finite-time control scheme has been extensively harnessed in other areas, such as high-order nonholonomic mobile robots , and multiagent systems .
We can date back to the 1960 for finding the concept of the finite-time stability. We know that the key point in finite-time results is that the power exponent of the Lyapunov function is less than one. The convergence rate of the finite-time results depends on the initial conditions . Different initial direct-axis current , quadrature-axis current , and angular frequency may result in different convergence time. However, the initial conditions of some practical systems can hardly be adjusted or estimated, which leads to the inaccessibility of the final settling time and deteriorating of the system’s performance. To overcome this drawback, Polyakov  introduced a nonlinear feedback design for the fixed-time stabilization of linear systems, where the definition of fixed-time stable was firstly proposed. Later on, further investigations of fixed-time consensus and stabilization problems have also been presented [35, 36].
Inspired by the above analysis, this paper firstly explores the fixed-time stability analysis of uncertain PMSM by employing adaptive control, which can accelerate the convergence rate independent of the initial conditions. This has not been investigated in the existing literature, which is actually the main contribution of this paper. Different from the previous study [27–31] concerning the finite-time stability or synchronization, where the final convergence time is closely related to the initial conditions, the settling time of the fixed-time stability can be directly calculated and predesigned regardless of the initial state of the PMSM. And we can obtain a faster convergent speed than usual, which will be verified in simulation.
The remainder of this paper is as follows. In Section 2, we introduce the model description and problem formulation. Section 3 gives the basic conception of fixed-time stability. Section 4 discusses the adaptive fixed-time stability of uncertain permanent magnet synchronous motors with novel control. In Section 5, numerical simulations are performed to verify the feasibility and effectiveness of the analytical results. Finally, we will give some conclusions in Section 6.
2. Model Description and Problem Formulation
In general, the dimensionless mathematical model of PMSM with the smooth air gap is considered :where , and are the state variables which denote the -axis and -axis stator currents and angle speed of the motor, respectively; and are the -axis and -axis stator voltages, respectively; is external load torque; and are the system operating parameters.
The external inputs , , and are set to be zero after an operating period of the system. Then the unforced system (1) becomes
The bifurcation and chaos phenomenon of the above system (2) are investigated fully in [2–7]. It has been found that the permanent magnet synchronous motor is experiencing chaotic behavior with the initial conditions of system (2) and the operating parameters and falling into a certain area. For example, the typical chaotic behavior can be observed in Figure 1 given that and the initial conditions are , which appear as aperiodic, reciprocating, sudden, or intermittent morbid oscillations of the motor angle speed.
As we all know, chaotic behavior in PMSM can seriously destroy the stable operation of the motor, even leading to industrial driven system collapse. Therefore, it is very necessary to steer the direct-axis current , quadrature-axis current , and angle speed to arrive at the stable state for eliminating the chaos within fixed time by designing appropriate controllers in PMSM, which is full of significance and is the main purpose of our investigation.
3. Basic Conception of Fixed-Time Stability
In this paper, we investigate the fixed-time chaos controlling in PMSM by employing an adaptive controller. For ease of analysis, we give some necessary definition and lemmas in advance.
Definition 1. Consider the following nonlinear dynamic system: where is the system state and is a smooth nonlinear function. If there exists a settling time independent of the initial condition , such that and for all , then system (3) is fixed-time stable.
Lemma 2 (see ). Supposing there exists a continuous function , such that
(1) is positive definite;
(2) there exist real numbers and such that then one has , where the setting time, depending on the initial state , satisfies
Lemma 3 (see ). If there exists a continuous radically unbounded function such that
(2) any solution satisfies the inequality for , and , where denotes the upper right hand derivative of the function , then the origin is globally fixed-time stable and the following estimate holds:
Lemma 3 presents quite a conservative settling time estimate. A more accurate estimate is provided in the next lemma. Consider the case where the constants and are of the form and
Lemma 4 (see ). If there exists a continuous radically unbounded function such that
(2) any solution satisfies the inequality for some , and , where denotes the upper right hand derivative of the function , then the origin is globally fixed time stable and the following estimate holds:
Lemma 5 (see ). If , then
4. Main Results
For achieving fixed-time stability in PMSM, we implement the controls , and to system (2), then the controlled system can be described by
Now, we will design appropriate controllers for realizing the global stability of the above PMSM system based on the fixed-time stability theory, where the system can settle to the equilibrium regardless of the initial state . For other equilibria, one can also apply this method presented below to discuss the stability analysis. According to the above analysis, we give our main results in the following theorem.
Theorem 6. Let , and be arbitrarily chosen constants. System (10) in closed-loop with the controllerswhere is globally fixed-time stable for any , .
Proof. We divide the process of proof into two steps.
In the first step, we select the Lyapunov candidate function The derivative along the trajectory of the third subsystem in (10) gives By adopting the designed controller of the system in (11) and the corresponding updating law of the third subsystem in (12), we get where , .
Thus, it follows from Lemma 5 that Thus, it follows from Lemma 3 that the third subsystem in (10) is stable in fixed time which means that and when .
In the second step, when , we can obtain the following subsystem: Then, we select the following Lyapunov candidate function: The derivative along the trajectory of the subsystem in (18) by adopting the adaptive controllers and gives where , .
Thus, it follows from Lemma 5 that Thus, it follows from Lemma 3 that and are stable in fixed time which means that , and when .
Thus, by employing the proposed adaptive controller (11), we can make the PMSM stable within fixed time . This completes the proof.
In order to obtain a more accurate estimate of convergence time, by adopting Lemma 4, we can get the following corollary.
Corollary 7. In protocol (11), if the parameters and are selected as and , under the same conditions as Theorem 6, the settling time of the third subsystem in (10) can be estimated as which means that and when , and and are stable in fixed time which means that , and when .
Thus, by employing the proposed adaptive controller (11), we can make the PMSM stable in fixed time within .
Corollary 8. If we adopt the following protocol,where parameters , the feedback gains , and which are the tuning parameters of the terminal attractor can be adapted according to the following update laws:where , and are the arbitrary constants, respectively. By Lemma 2, we can estimate the finite time of the third subsystem in (10), which depends on the initial conditions of the PMSM as and and are stable in finite time
Remark 9. In summary, the past result of Theorem in  is reflected as a special case, namely, Corollary 8, in our research. We have extended the finite-time stability to the fixed-time stability. Therefore, the obtained results in this paper are more general. In the future work, we will extend Theorem , that is, finite-time synchronization and parameters identification, into fixed-time synchronization and parameters identification.
5. Simulations Results
In this section, an illustrative example is performed to verify the feasibility and effectiveness of the above analytical results. The method of numerical solutions, time step, the parameters, initial conditions, and the tuning parameters are the same as those in , where
Figure 2 shows the chaotic trajectories of the state variables without any control. Figure 3 shows the time response of the adaptive fixed-time controllers (11) which will settle to zero when the state variable converges to the equilibrium. Figure 4(a) shows the time response of the controlled PMSM state variables , and , which will arrive at the equilibrium within finite time. Figure 4(b) shows the tuning parameters of terminal attractors , and which will converge to , respectively.
For making a fair comparison with the recent result that is Theorem in , the parameters, initial conditions, and the tuning parameters are the same as those in . Figure 5 shows the convergent speed of state variable with fixed-time control in this paper and the speed of finite-time control in , respectively. Figure 6 shows the convergent speed of state variable with fixed-time control in this paper and the speed of finite-time control in , respectively. Figure 7 shows the convergent speed of state variable with fixed-time control in this paper and the speed of finite-time control in , respectively. From Figures 5, 6, and 7, one can obtain that the fixed time needed for controlling chaos in our paper is shorter than finite time needed in . Obviously, the time for controlling in this paper is too shorter than those in [27–29] which had been compared in .
To explore the relationship between the convergent time and the value of the parameters and experimentally, we select a representative variable to demonstrate the convergent time. Figure 8 gives the time response of with different values of . It is shown that the convergent time decreases when parameter increases. Figure 9 gives the time response of with different values of . It is shown that small can lead to a shorter convergence time than those with large .
In order to verify that our proposed fixed-time stable theory is independent of the initial state, we take , and the initial state randomly from the larger interval (other larger intervals are also permissible) for four times as shown in Figure 10. It is easy to find that all convergence times are no more than the upper bounds of theoretical settling time 29.7205 which is estimated by computing the sum of (17) and (22). Because many inequalities are used in the proof of Theorem 6 and Lemmas 3 and 5, all practical convergence times around 2 observed from Figure 10 are less than the theoretical settling time.
In addition, we further test the disturbance rejection ability of the PMSM (10) with the designed control (11). We assume that the system state will suffer from the unknown injected disturbance at time (other time is also permissible) where each component is simulated by being randomly taken from the interval (other larger intervals are also permissible) for two times. At this point, the disturbed state is which will continue evolving as shown in Figure 11. It is easy to observe that the system will quickly settle to the stable state again, which demonstrates the better disturbance rejection ability.
In this paper, we have investigated the fixed-time stability of uncertain permanent magnet synchronous motors. We proposed an effective adaptive controller which can stabilize the permanent magnet synchronous motors in fixed time based on the Lyapunov stability theory. In comparison with previous methods, the convergent speed of our proposed fixed-time controlling scheme, where the settling time of fixed-time stability could be adjusted to desired values regardless of initial conditions, is faster than that in finite-time controlling scheme. Numerical simulations were provided to illustrate the effectiveness and feasibility of the above results. In the future work, we will further explore the drive-response fixed-time synchronization, parameters identification of uncertain permanent magnet synchronous motors, and the trade-off between controlling time and energy consumption . In addition, because noise perturbation is ubiquitous , the present study did not consider the effect of noise perturbation, which is our other research topic.
Conflicts of Interest
The authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest regarding the publication of this paper.
Maoxing Liu is supported by the National Sciences Foundation of China (11571324, 11301491), the National Sciences Foundation of Shanxi Province (2015011009, 201601D021015), and the Scientific Activities of Selected Returned Overseas Professionals in Shanxi Province; Yong-zheng Sun is supported by the National Sciences Foundation of China (61403393).
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