Position and speed estimation methods of SPMSMs using a hall effect sensor

Kan Akatsu, Nobuhiro Mitomo, Shinji Wakui

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This paper proposes a speed and position estimation methods by using a Hall effect sensor. The speed is estimated from the fluctuated current which can be observed on the control axis. The position is estimated from the estimated speed and is corrected from the pulse which is generated by the Hall effect sensor mounted on the machine. Although the speed control range is limitted since this method is based on the back EMF, the speed and the position can be estimated without any motor parameter is used. The prposed method is verified by the experiments which 120 W SPMSM is used for the tested machine, the currnet control and the speed control results including the controlable speed range are breifly explained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-130+6
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Industry Applications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Hall effect sensor
  • PMSM
  • Position estimation
  • Sensorless control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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