A four quadrant adjustable speed drive for series wound DC motors

Thompson, Dean (2005) A four quadrant adjustable speed drive for series wound DC motors. [USQ Project]


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The aim of this research project is to design and test a motor speed controller for use in
medium sized electric vehicles such as golf carts and forklift trucks. The adjustable speed
drive provides control of a series motor in four modes; forward motoring, forward
regeneration (i.e. braking), reverse motoring and reverse regeneration. A low-cost design
approach was taken, with a microcontroller forming the heart of the design. Most of the
driver's features are implemented in software. Power stage design was also considered, and a
suitable power electronic circuit to interface to the control system was designed.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:23
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: motor speed, DC motors, adjustable speed drive, DC converter, mosfet, voltage, programming, programmer, vehicle
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0902 Automotive Engineering > 090299 Automotive Engineering not elsewhere classified
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080309 Software Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/501

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