Autonomous Underwater Vehicles with Modeling and Analysis of 7-Phase BLDC Motor Drives

  • Song, Sang-Hoon ;
  • Yoon, Yong-Ho ;
  • Lee, Byoung-Kuk ;
  • Won, Chung-Yuen
  • Received : 2013.02.27
  • Accepted : 2014.01.13
  • Published : 2014.05.01


In this paper, a simulation model for 7-phase BLDC motor drives for an Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) is proposed. A 7-phase BLDC motor is designed and the electrical characteristics are analyzed using FEA program and the power electronics drives for the 7-phase BLDC motor are theoretically analyzed and the actual implementation has been accomplished using Matlab Simulink. PI controller and fuzzy controller are compared for verifying the validity of the proposed model and the informative results are described in detail. Especially A fuzzy controller is used to characterize 7-phase BLDC motor, drive systems under normal and fault operating conditions.


AUV;7-phase BLDC motors;Hysteresis current control;Fuzzy control;PI control


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