Methods and systems are provided for controlling a discretely commutated, multi-phase DC electric motor or actuator is used. The methods and systems may be used for motor or actuator applications where accurate, high resolution torques may be need over a relatively wide range. The methods and systems provide alternative means of selecting the magnitudes of currents to be driven into the motor windings.
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 This invention was made with Government support under a contract for the Kinetic Energy Interceptor (KEI) program from the Orbital Sciences Corporation. The Government has certain rights in this invention.