Design and Implementation of a Reverse Matrix Converter for Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor Drives

  • Lee, Eunsil ;
  • Lee, Kyo-Beum
  • Received : 2015.04.14
  • Accepted : 2015.07.08
  • Published : 2015.11.01


This paper presents the development of a system with a reverse matrix converter (RMC) for permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) drive and its effective control method. The voltage transfer ratio of the general matrix converter is restricted to a maximum value of 0.866, which is not suitable for applications whose source voltages are lower than the load voltages. The proposed RMC topology can step up the voltage without any additional components in the conventional circuit. Its control method is different from traditional matrix converter’s one, thus this paper proposes control schemes of RMC by means of controlling both the generator and motor side currents with properly designed control loop. The converter can have sinusoidal input/output current waveforms in steady state condition as well as a boosted voltage. In this paper, a hardware system with an RMC for a PMSM drive system is described. The performance of the system was investigated through experiments


Reverse matrix converter;Permanent magnet synchronous motor;Step-up voltage;Voltage transfer ratio;AC-AC converter


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