IPM machine drive design and tests for an integrated starter-alternator application
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This paper deals with an integrated starter-alternator (ISA) drive which exhibits a high torque for the engine start, a wide constant-power speed range for the engine speedup, and a high-speed generator mode operation for electric energy generation. Peculiarities of this ISA drive are thus its flux-weakening capability and the possibility to large torque overload at low speed. The focus on the design, analysis, and test of an interior permanent-magnet motor and drive for a prototype of ISA is given in this paper. In details, this paper reports on the design of stator and rotor geometries, the results of finite-element computations, the description of control system, and the experimental results of prototype tests.