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Methods, systems and apparatus for synchronous current regulation of a five-phase machine

United States Patent

October 9, 2012
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Methods, systems and apparatus are provided for controlling operation of and regulating current provided to a five-phase machine when one or more phases has experienced a fault or has failed. In one implementation, the disclosed embodiments can be used to synchronously regulate current in a vector controlled motor drive system that includes a five-phase AC machine, a five-phase inverter module coupled to the five-phase AC machine, and a synchronous current regulator.
Gallegos-Lopez; Gabriel (Torrance, CA), Perisic; Milun (Torrance, CA)
GM Global Technology Operations LLC (Detroit, MI)
12/ 720,366
March 9, 2010
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under DE-FC26-07NT43123, awarded by the US-Department of Energy The Government has certain rights in this invention.