APPLICATION OF MICROPROCESSORS TO AC AND DC ELECTRIC-MOTOR DRIVE SYSTEMS

This paper is a progress report on current microprocessor applications and the potential for their increased utilization. Microprocessors in dc-motor drives are used for speed control, for servo position control, and for monitoring functions. The ac-motor drives, microprocessor are used to generate firing pulses for the thyristors in cycloconverters and inverters to meet prescribed values of frequency and waveform. The paper predicts that microprocessors will appear first in high-performance drive systems, then in the logic and control functions of special and standard industrial drives, and finally in the firing circuits as techniques are developed to carry out the computations rapidly enough to minimize the dead time.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conf Rec IAS 12th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, October 2-6, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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    New York, NY  USA  10016-5997
  • Authors:
    • Kusko, A
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 3 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00177183
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: n 77CH1246-8-IA Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM